Entering into Convenience

NACS Show education session gives attendees a sneak peek of how industry leaders got their start.

August 14, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Want to know how successful convenience store leaders got started in the industry? The answer lies in this year’s “Convenience Matters LIVE: The Real Rock Stars of Convenience” educational session during the 2019 NACS Show.

“One of the things previous Show attendees told us was that they were very interested in hearing how successful leaders developed their careers in the industry directly from those leaders,” said Jenna Collard, NACS director of education engagement. “With this session, we’re bringing our industry ‘rock stars’ to share what they’ve learned along their convenience store journey.”

Convenience Matters NACS hosts Carolyn Schnare, director of strategic initiatives, and Jeff Lenard, vice president of strategic industry initiatives, will conduct live interviews with Tanner Krause, president of Kum & Go, and Chuck Maggelet, chief adventure guide for Maverik. In addition, snippets from past LIVE sessions will be aired, including famous road trippers Frank Beard and Al Hebert (composing two episodes) and industry icons Billy Milam, COO of RaceTrac Petroleum, and Kevin Smartt, CEO/president of Kwik Chek Food Stores, Inc (also two episodes).

Each week a new Convenience Matters episode is released, which can be downloaded on Youtube, iTunes, Google Play and other podcast apps, and at www.conveniencematters.com. Episodes have been downloaded by listeners more than 60,000 times in 80 countries.

Visit the education session website for more details on the dozens of workshops available. Registration is now open for the 2019 NACS Show, scheduled for October 1-4 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.