Julie Jackowski to Lead NACS Executive Committee, Board of Directors

Jackowski is corporate general counsel and secretary of Casey’s General Stores.

October 04, 2019

ATLANTA—Julie Jackowski, senior vice president, corporate general counsel and secretary of Casey’s General Stores, has been named the 2019-20 NACS chairman. She began her term at the 2019 NACS Show, the global convenience and fuel retailing industry’s premier event, taking place October 1-4 in Atlanta.

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune 500 company (NASDAQ: CASY) operating 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states throughout the Midwest. At Casey’s, Jackowski oversees legal, risk management, enterprise risk management, child care and administrative services. She has worked in a variety of positions with Casey’s during the past 25 years and previously worked in litigation at a law firm in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Jackowski also leads the NACS Executive Committee, which provides strategic direction and financial oversight to the association. Committee members are:

  • Vice Chairman, Treasurer: Kevin Smartt, Kwik Chek Food Stores Inc. (Austin, Texas)
  • Vice Chairman, Legislative: Don Rhoads, The Convenience Group LLC (Vancouver, Washington)
  • Vice Chairman, Member Services: Jared Scheeler, The Hub Convenience Stores Inc. (Dickinson, North Dakota)
  • Vice Chairman, Research & Technology: Andy Jones, Sprint Food Stores Inc. (Wrens, Georgia)
  • Vice Chairman: Ari Haseotes, Cumberland Farms Inc. (Westborough, Massachusetts)
  • Vice Chairman: Billy Milam
  • Vice Chairman: Ken Parent, Pilot Travel Centers LLC (Knoxville, Tennessee)

2018-19 NACS Chairman Frank Gleeson and 2017-18 NACS Chairman Joe Sheetz also serve on the Executive Committee.

A member-driven organization, NACS is led by a 30-member Board of Directors, which includes three retailers from non-North American countries. In addition, the chairman and chairman-elect of the NACS Supplier Board also serve on the Board of Directors.

NACS also named five new retail members to its Board of Directors:

  • Dr. Varish Goyal, Loop Neighborhood Markets (Fremont, California)
  • Thomas Gresham, Double Quick Inc. (Indianola, Mississippi)
  • Christine Hogan, Wheels Convenience Stores (Milford, Connecticut)
  • Lonnie McQuirter, 36 Lyn Refuel Station (Minneapolis, Minneapolis)
  • Robert Razowsky, Rmarts LLC (Deerfield, Illinois)