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Speakers
Meet the roster of thought-provoking speakers.

Headliner

Alyson
Blandy

Senior Director

Christopher
Hartman

Director of Fuels, Forecourt and Advertising
The Rutter’s Companies

Kevin
Hassett

Chairman of President's Council of Economic Advisers (2017-19)

Steve
Holtz

Content Director, Convenience Group
Winsight, LLC

Raymond
Huff

President
HJB Convenience, dba Russell's Express

Tom
Kloza

Global Head of Energy Analysis
Oil Price Information Service (OPIS)

Jackson
Lewis

Editor, Convenience Group
Winsight, LLC

Admiral William H.
McRaven, USN (Ret.)

Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (2011-2014) and of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (2008-2011)

Scott
Myers

President and Chief Executive Officer
Altria Group Distribution Company

Graeme
Newell

President
602 Communications

Alyssa
Paduano

Owner and Director of Food Service Operations
Lakeport Market

Nicole
Paduano Roth

Owner and Director of Retail Operations
Lakeport Market

Jason
Read

Director

Robert
Safian

Founder, The Flux Group and former Managing Director, Fast Company

Mark
Samuels

Vice President Retail
Dash In

David
Schonthal

Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship / Business Designer
Kellogg School of Management / IDEO

CJ
Watson

Vice President, Chain Accounts
JUUL Labs

Cameron
Watt

President & CEO
Intouch Insight

Innovation Forum Speakers

Jake
Bolling

CEO
Skupos

Veronica
Bryant, REHS

Emergency Preparedness and Outbreak Coordinator
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Adam J.
Byrne

Director - Category Leadership and Retail Access Controls
Juul Labs

Spencer
Cavalier

Co-Head of Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail Group
Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc.

Benjamin
Chapman, Ph.D.

Professor, Food Safety Specialist
North Carolina State University, NC

Doug
Chinery

Vice President – Fuel Services & Convenience
BMO Harris

Mark
Delaney

Retail Industry Consultant
Zebra Technologies

Brad
Duesler

Founder & CEO
Food Concepts, Inc.

Bradford
Fitch

President and CEO
Congressional Management Foundation

Cedric
Fortemps

Co-Head of Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail Group
Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc.

Jonathan
Graham

Vice President – Fuel Services & Convenience
BMO Harris

Jimmy
Hinshaw

SVP Sales & Marketing
Realwave

Donna
Hood Crecca

Principal
Technomic

Tim
Kane

Retail Solutions Industry Consultant
Zebra Technologies

Zachary
Kimball

VP of Strategy and Growth
Skupos

Christopher Harold (Hal)
King, Ph.D.

President and CEO
Public Health Innovations LLC

Michael
Koehler

Assistant Vice President - Fuel Services & Convenience
BMO Harris

Jay
Lafrance

Business Development Executive
Realwave

Brian
Laurienzo

VP Business Development
Realwave

Wayne
Lin

Co-founder & COO
GetUpside

Chip
Manuel, Ph.D.

Food Safety Science Advisor
GOJO Industries

Bill
Thomson

Managing Director – Fuel Services & Convenience
BMO Harris

Robert
Willenborg

CEO
J&J Gaming

Talks from the Top

Polly
Flinn

President
GetGo Café + Market

Jim
Forsyth

CEO
Moto, Inc.

Scott
Hartman

President & CEO
Rutter's Farm Stores

Chris
Jones

Chief Marketing Officer
Casey's

Tanner
Krause

President
Kum & Go, L.C.

Kevin
Lewis

Chief Marketing Officer
Alimentation Couche-Tard

Natalie
Morhous

President
RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc.

Mitch
Morrison

Vice President, Retailer Relations
Winsight Media

Simon
Richards

President & Chief Executive Officer
Thorntons LLC

Joseph
Sheetz

CEO
Sheetz, Inc.

Thomas
Trkla

Founding Member, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer
Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC

Blackie
Wills

Executive Vice President, Convenience Retailing
The Wills Group, Inc.

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