Casey’s Hires First-Ever Chief Pizza & Beer Officer

A Nebraska native will take on the job of recommending and sharing pizza and beer pairings.

February 09, 2024

Casey’s is celebrating National Pizza Day by announcing its first-ever Chief Pizza & Beer Officer. Joe Cruz from Lincoln, Nebraska, has been selected out of over 500 qualified candidates to take on this prestigious and mouth-watering position, the company announced.

“As a proud resident of Casey’s Country and a self-proclaimed pizza and beer aficionado, I’m honored to be the first person to take on this coveted role,” said Joe Cruz, Casey’s new chief pizza and beer officer. “We all have thoughts about our dream job, and when I saw Casey’s was looking for a Chief Pizza & Beer Officer, I knew I had found the best job ever. I’m ready to get to work bringing the most delicious pizza and beer combinations to Casey’s guests.”

Casey’s said Cruz loves to eat Casey’s pizza and drink beer, making him uniquely qualified to take on this job. He will be the utmost authority on sampling, researching and pairing Casey’s pizzas with the best beer combinations. Cruz also will be responsible for creating compelling social media content to inform Casey’s Country about these unique pairings and attending public events to spread their passion for pizza and beer.

“Casey’s has always been my go-to for pizza, beer and fuel,” Cruz told NACS Daily. “I’ve tried nearly every Casey’s pizza—and am confident my refined palate can help choose the perfect beer pairing for each.”

Will the job require eating pizza and drinking beer everyday?

“Absolutely–that is a non-negotiable for this job,” said Cruz, “My previous experience hosting beer and bingo nights will help me share the delicious Casey’s pizza and beer combinations I come up with.”

“As The Official Pizza and Beer Headquarters, it was extremely important for Casey’s to add the position of Chief Pizza & Beer Officer,” said Tom Brennan, chief merchandising officer at Casey’s. “Eating pizza and sampling beer is more challenging than it sounds, especially when you have the pizza and beer pairing curiosity and enjoyment of Casey’s Country resting on your shoulders. We’re confident that Joe is the right person for the job, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the Casey’s family.”

Casey’s consulted with former NFL defensive tackle and well-known content creator Anthony “Spice” Adams to review the pool of candidates against the job requirements to identify the perfect pizza and beer connoisseur. Applicants were assessed on their passion, communication skills, and leadership traits. The company said Joe brings all this and more to the position.