Speakers

Exceptional list of experts and thought-provoking keynoters

Headliners

Steve DeSutter

CEO
FOCUS Brands Inc.

With a breadth of retail, food service, operations, finance and public company experience, Steve DeSutter has joined FOCUS Brands in March 2014. Prior to joining FOCUS Brands, Mr. DeSutter served as President and CEO of Stripes LLC and Executive Vice President of Susser Holdings its parent company from June 2008 to February 2014. He also […]

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Chairman and CEO | President of Basketball Operations
Magic Johnson Enterprises | Los Angeles Lakers

Earvin “Magic” Johnson is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, an investment conglomerate valued at an estimated $1 billion dollars. Since retiring from the NBA over 20 years ago, the legendary basketball star has morphed into a business powerhouse who has dedicated his life to leaving a positive impact in underserved […]

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General Stan McChrystal

Former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan | Author | Founder
Bestsellers "Team of Teams" and "My Share of the Task" | McChrystal Group

A four-star general, he is the former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan and the former leader of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), which oversees the military’s most sensitive forces. His leadership of JSOC is credited with the 2003 capture of Saddam Hussein and the 2006 location and killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, […]

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Joe Theismann

World Champion Quarterback, Broadcaster and Entrepreneur

The most successful quarterback in the history of the Washington Redskins, Joe Theismann is also a world-class entrepreneur whose positive, high-energy presentations provide audiences with strategies for handling trying circumstances and dealing with unforeseen change. Theismann always goes the extra mile to inspire your team to excellence, showing how passion, leadership and teamwork all combine […]

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General Session

Christopher Aubuchon

Founder, CTO, and Head of Operations
FILLD

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Jim Donker

Director of Business Development
Nestlé Waters North America

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Derek Gaskins

Chief Customer Officer
Rutter’s

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Angela Geiger

President and CEO
Autism Speaks

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Varish Goyal

President
Vintners Distributors Inc. / AU Energy (Loop)

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Steve Gutzler

President
Leadership Quest

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Josh Halpern

Vice President, Small Format
Anheuser-Busch InBev

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Nancy Krawczyk

Vice President, Corporate Partnerships and Engagement
Network of Executive Women

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Tony Miller

CEO
MAPCO Express, Inc.

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Mitch Morrison

Head of Retail Executive Platform
Winsight Media

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James C. Pappas

Managing Member
JCP Investment, LLC

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Trey Powell

Director of Marketing, Gulf Coast Division
Alimentation Couche-Tard / Circle K Stores, Inc.

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Tim Quinn

Vice President of Trade Development
Mars Wrigley

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John Rossman

Author | Managing Director
"The Amazon Way" | Alvarez and Marsal

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Babs Ryan

Global Growth Consultant
ThoughtWorks, Inc.

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Aaron Simpson

Vice President of Expedition
Maverik

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Stan Storti

President
Spinx

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Norman Turiano

Principal | Former Fuel Operations Manager
Turiano Strategic Consulting | Wawa

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Abbie Westra

Director, Retail Content Group
Winsight Media

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Innovation Forum Speakers

Angel Abcede

Senior Editor, Retail Content Group
Winsight Media

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Meelad Al-Arashi

VP of Creative & Brand Experience
Kreative Partners

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Kristen Bailey

CMO
Zipline

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Kevin Farley

Chief Operating Officer
GSP Companies

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Ieva Grimm

President
SYNERGE

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Bo Harvey

Sr. VP & General Manager, North America Operations
PDI

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Alaina Lancaster

Associate Editor, Foodservice Content Group
Winsight Media

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Mitch Morrison

Head of Retail Executive Platform
Winsight Media

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Bob Myers

Chairman of the Board
Casey’s General Stores Inc.

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Samantha Oller

Senior Editor, Retail Content Group
Winsight Media

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Alex Olympidis

President of Operations
Family Express Corp.

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Stewart Spinks

Chairman
The Spinx Company, Inc.

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John C. Strickland, Jr.

President
Wayne Oil Co., Inc.

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William V. Trefethen

Managing Partner
Trefethen Advisors

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Lynn Wallis

President & CEO
Wallis Companies

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Tom Welch

Board Member
Maverik Inc.

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Malik Yousif

President - Operations
MalikYousif Sons Petroleum, Inc.

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