Carolyn Schnare has been involved with the convenience retailing industry for two decades with extensive knowledge of customer engagement and marketing, sustainability, and community outreach. Prior to founding the consultancy, acuity, llc, Schnare worked at NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores) in a variety of roles from event production to membership and most recently as Director of Strategic Initiatives and host and producer of the popular industry podcast, Convenience Matters. Currently, Schnare anchors the popular Shop Talk LIVE video series and also writes for Global Convenience Store Focus, a UK-based media company. Schnare also produces Fueling the Future of Transport, a podcast about advances in the transportation energy industry. Schnare enjoys staying involved with the convenience and retail industries, consulting on consumer trends and the future of the channels.