NACS Recognizes 3 Masters of Convenience

Boling of Casey’s, Hobson of Maverik and Jarabek of Kum & Go were recognized at the 2022 NACS Leadership Forum.

February 10, 2022

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MIAMI—Yesterday, NACS recognized three industry leaders who have earned NACS’ Master of Convenience designation at the 2022 NACS Leadership Forum in Miami Beach.

To celebrate and recognize their achievement, each year NACS Master of Convenience recipients are invited to attend the NACS Leadership Forum. At this invitation-only event, attendees learn alongside nearly 200 c-suite leaders and network at receptions and dinners. The recipients were recognized on the Leadership Forum stage and presented with a special certificate and pin.

The 2022 NACS Masters of Convenience are:

  • Chris Boling, senior vice president of store operations, Casey's, who received his honor from NACS President and CEO Henry Armour last night on stage from the Leadership Forum.
  • Joseph Hobson, vice president of marketing, Maverik
  • Kristin Jarabek, vice president of category management, Kum & Go

NACS established the Master of Convenience designation in 2019 to acknowledge the hard work and investment that NACS members have made in their personal leadership development. It is awarded to convenience retailers who have attended three or more of the five NACS Executive Education programs. With the support of their organizations, recipients of the NACS Master of Convenience designation have prioritized self-improvement, which in turn contributes to the growth and excellence of their company and the convenience industry as a whole.

These three Masters of Convenience join an elite group of NACS Masters of Convenience: 

  • Pablo Andonie, AMPM Latam
  • Jose Chua Ang Jr., Philippine Seven Corp.
  • Kelly Anne Bucher, Casey’s
  • Lisa Dell'Alba, Square One Markets
  • Anne Gauthier, St. Romain Oil Company
  • Francis Santos Medina, Philippine Seven Corp.
  • Joyce B Pingel, formerly with Kum & Go
  • Gary Price, Love’s Travel Stops
  • Markus Schroeder, Shell Deutschland Oil
Learn more about the five NACS Executive Education programs, or contact Brandi Mauro, NACS education program manager, at