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DALLAS, Ga. — Jim Tudor, president of the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores (GACS), will retire from his post at the end of the year.
He has served the c-store industry for more than 35 years.
Angela Holland, who currently serves as the vice president of Association Services, will take the reins on Jan. 1.
"It is a bittersweet time saying goodbye to my colleagues and starting this new chapter in my life," Tudor said. "I am leaving the association in good hands and I look forward to watching Angela flourish in her new role."
Tudor, a native of Virginia, graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1972 before serving in the U.S. Army. He began his career in the convenience store industry at 7-Eleven, where he worked for nine years before joining GACS.
Earlier this year, the Georgia House of Representatives recognized Tudor for his accomplishments and years of service on behalf of the c-store industry, as CSNews Online previously reported.
House Resolution 287 read in part: Tudor "has diligently and conscientiously devoted innumerable hours of his time, talents and energy toward the betterment of his community and state, as evidenced dramatically by his superlative service with the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores."
In retirement, he plans to travel the country in a Winnebago with his wife Sandra. He also plans to spend time with this five grandchildren who live in the Atlanta area.
Holland, an association veteran, has worked for the GACS for more than eight years. A native of Dallas, Ga., she previously worked at the Georgia Food Industry Association.
GACS was founded in 1973 by convenience store owners and operators across the state to create a stronger voice within the Georgia General Assembly. The association advances the business success of its members and the c-store industry through advocacy, knowledge and services.