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ATLANTA — NACS, the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing, elected five retail members to its board of directors: Chris Coborn, president & CEO of Saint Cloud, Minn.-based Coborn’s Inc.; Brian Hannasch, president & CEO at Laval, Quebec-based Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.; Chuck McDaniel, vice president of facilities at Tulsa, Okla.-based QuikTrip Corp.; Glenn Plumby, senior vice president of operations at Enon, Ohio-based Speedway LLC; and Art Stawski, president at Pueblo, Colo.-based Loaf 'N Jug.
The announcement was made during the 2016 NACS Show here.
Coborn is president and CEO of family-owned Coborn’s, a corporation of 120-plus grocery, pharmacy, convenience, liquor, retail stores and central facilities in the Midwest. Coborn’s employs about 7,600 people in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
Hannasch was appointed president and CEO of Couche-Tard in September 2014. In this role, he has oversight for global operations of the company. Prior to his current role, he was chief operating officer since May 2010, and during that time had all functions of the company reporting to him, with the exception of the chief financial officer. During this period, Hannasch also helped lead the acquisition and integration of Statoil Fuel and Retail into the Couche-Tard family.
McDaniel serves as vice president of facilities for QuikTrip Corp., a privately held convenience and gasoline marketer headquartered in Tulsa, Okla. Founded in 1958, QuikTrip has more than 700 stores in 11 states, with more than 19,000 employees. McDaniel began working for QuikTrip in July 1991.
Plumby has more than 35 years’ of industry experience, starting in 1981 with Marathon Oil Co. He held various accounting and marketing positions until being transferred to Emro Marketing Co., a subsidiary of Speedway, in 1994. Over the last 22 years at Speedway, Plumby has held positions including vice president of light product marketing, vice president of marketing, and vice president of operations, construction and real estate.
Stawski is president of Load ‘N Jug, a chain of convenience stores owned by The Kroger Co. and headquartered in Pueblo, Colo. Stawski was inducted into the Pueblo Hall of Fame for community advocacy in 2012. He received the Pueblo Business Person of the Year award from the Pueblo Chamber in 2009 and was selected as the Community Advocate of the Year by the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation in 2007. He also served on the NACS Coca-Cola Retail Council from 2010 to 2014.
Alexandria, Va.-based 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, founded in 1961, has 2,100 retail and 1,700 supplier member companies, which do business in nearly 50 countries.