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

Sarah L. Alter

President & CEO
Network of Executive Women

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Pete Diatelevi

Vice President, Customer Services
Altria Client Services LLC

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Jim Donker

Director of Business Development
Nestlé Waters North America

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Garrett Fitzgerald

Manager of Fleet Electrification, Mobility Transformation Program
Rocky Mountain Institute

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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, C-Store, Package Liquor and Military
Anheuser-Busch

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Devin Lindsay

Principal Research Analyst of Alternative Propulsion Forecasting and Market Analysis
IHS Markit

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Mitch Morrison

Vice President of Retailer Relations
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 & Sponsorship Execution
Mars Wrigley Confectionery

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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

Chief Marketing Officer
Maverik, Inc.

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Stan Storti

President
The Spinx Company, Inc.

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Norman Turiano

Principal Consultant | Former Senior Manager of Fuel Business Development
Turiano Strategic Consulting | Wawa

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Abbie Westra

Director, Retail Content Group & Editor-in-Chief, CSP Magazine
Winsight Media

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Sonja Yates Hubbard, CPA

Chief Executive Officer
E-Z Mart Stores, Inc.

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S. Shariq Yosufzai

Vice President, Global Diversity
Chevron Corporation

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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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Eric Barker

Government Affairs
Altria Client Services LLC

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Frank Beard

Analyst/Evangelist, Convenience Store and Retail Trends
GasBuddy

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Kevin Farley

Chief Operating Officer
GSP Companies

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Jimmy Frangis

CEO
PDI

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Mark Greenawalt

Sr. Director, Global Retail Safe Business
CPI

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Ieva Grimm

President
SYNERGE

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Scott Hartman

President & CEO
Rutter's Holdings, Inc.

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Bo Harvey

SVP & General Manager, North America Operations
PDI

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John Hoel

Government Affairs
Altria Client Services LLC

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Alaina Lancaster

Associate Editor, Foodservice Content Group
Winsight Media

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Brandon Lawrence

Senior Fuel Analyst
Murphy USA

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Drew Mize

SVP & General Manager, Global Retail
PDI

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Mitch Morrison

Vice President of Retailer Relations
Winsight Media

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Bob Myers

Chairman of the Board
Casey’s General Stores Inc.

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Samantha Oller

Managing Editor, CSP Magazine
Winsight Media

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Alex Olympidis

President of Operations
Family Express Corp.

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Stephanie Paseur

Pricing Coordinator
Motiva Enterprises

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Mike Shufeldt

VP, Managed Services
Brink's Incorporated

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Dan Smith

Regional Director External Affairs
Altria Group Distribution Company

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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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Jeffery Treadway

Vice President, Field Business Development
Brink's Incorporated

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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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Cameron Watt

President & CEO
Intouch Insight

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Tom Welch

Chairman of the Board
Maverik Inc.

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Malik Yousif

President - Operations
MalikYousif Sons Petroleum, Inc.

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Catalyst Award Winners

Keith Broviak

Director of Marketing
Ricker Oil Co.

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Greg Horos

Owner and COO
Locali

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Melissa Rosen

CEO
Locali

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Greg Scriver

Vice President of Procurement/Marketing
Kwik Trip Inc.

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