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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- In response to significant growth and expansion including new c-stores, Kum & Go L.C., based here, announced three new appointments.
With a tenure spanning 28 years, Linda Folden was named director of projects within the Real Estate department. Folden will provide operational and project leadership for the company's real estate initiatives as well as provide analytical guidance to the Real Estate team that is currently overseeing new property projects.
"Linda personifies the values and culture of Kum & Go. She is moving into a critical role as we build Kum & Go stores at a record pace," Kyle Krause, president and CEO of Kum & Go said in a released statement. "She is just the person to assist the Real Estate team and help us achieve our objective of being the number one convenient retailer."
After three with Kum & Go, Gary Main was promoted within the company's human resources department also known as "Grow People." Main will assume the position of compensation and payroll manager. Among his responsibilities will be to outline an overall compensation strategy.
"We are very excited to have Gary accept these new responsibilities. His strong analytical skills and critical thinking will provide a platform for success," Steven Kimmes, senior vice president of Grow People said in statement. "Gary is the type of individual who embraces new challenges and provides solutions. I look forward to his continued contributions and personal growth."
The Grow People department also celebrated the appointment of Sheila Neleman as benefits manager. Sheila originally worked for the Solar Transport payroll department but joined Kum & Go in 2007 when the company's merged.
"Sheila has been an instrumental member of the payroll team over the past three years and I am excited for her to take on these new responsibilities. Her attention to detail and commitment to her work will allow Sheila to take on her new role with confidence," Kimmes said in a statement. "Sheila loves a challenge and I look forward to her continued contributions and personal growth."