Talks From The Top
Talks from the Top is an exclusive 1:1 virtual conversation with a thought-leading convenience retailer executive. The program is hosted by CSP’s Vice President of Retailer Relations, Mitch Morrison.
Joseph S. Sheetz was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania where he grew up working with his father, Joseph M. Sheetz, at the family-owned Harshbarger Dairy. Once the dairy was sold, the elder Joe began working for the other family business founded by his brother, Sheetz, Inc. The younger Joe later worked for Sheetz in various accounting and operations functions during high school and college. Sheetz, Inc. is a family owned business of approximately 20,500 employees operating over 600 convenience stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. Known for its award winning proprietary food service program, the Company has annual revenues of over $7.4 billion and is currently ranked by ForbesMagazine as the 58th largest private company in the United States. Sheetz has also been ranked in the Fortune best 100 companies to work for list during 5 of the last 6 years, currently coming in at #80.
Joe graduated from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in economics in 1989. After graduation, Joe worked as an employee benefit and pension plan consultant for CGI Consulting in the suburban Philadelphia area, specializing in designing benefit and retirement plans for major corporations. In 1995, Joe returned to Sheetz as Director of Personnel and later became Executive Vice President of Finance in June of 1996. In this position, he led all finance, accounting, technology, real estate, and risk management functions and was an active member of the executive committee. He served as both President & CEO of Sheetz from 2013 thru 2018 when he promoted his brother Travis to the President & COO role.
Joe currently serves on the Economic and Community Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and as an Advisory Board Member for M&T Bank. He is former Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Convenience Stores and serves on the Executive Committee of the Altoona Blair County Development Corporation where he was Chairman from 2009-2011. He is also former Chairman of Mount Aloysius College. Joe is a frequent guest speaker at business schools and family business conferences. Joe resides in Altoona, Pennsylvania with wife, Wendy, daughter Delaney, and son Casey