ATLANTA -- The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has elected five retail members to serve on its board of directors. The group named the new members to their positions during the NACS board meeting at the 2016 NACS Show in Atlanta.
New board members are:
- Chris Coborn, president and CEO of Saint Cloud, Minn.-based Coborn’s Inc.
- Brian Hannasch, president and CEO at Laval, Quebec-based Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
- Chuck McDaniel, vice president of facilities for Tulsa, Okla.-based QuikTrip Corp.
- Glenn Plumby, senior vice president of operations for Enon, Ohio-based Speedway LLC.
- Art Stawski, president of Pueblo, Colo.-based Loaf ‘N Jug.
A member-driven organization, NACS is led by a 30-member board, which includes three retailers from non-North American countries. In addition, the chairman and chairman-elect of the NACS Supplier Board also serve on the board of directors.
Chris Coborn is president and CEO of family-owned Coburn’s, which has more than 120 grocery, pharmacy, convenience, liquor and retail stores in the Midwest. Coborn’s employs about 7,600 people in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
Coborn’s promotes a corporate culture of leadership through community involvement and charitable contributions. His company is a recognized leader in promoting charitable contributions through development and promotion of a Community Leaders Volunteer Program for employees, initiation of needed social and human service programs to meet community need, and educational support of community’s youth through employee education and scholarships.
Brian Hannasch was appointed president and CEO of Alimentation Couche-Tard in September 2014. In this role, he has oversight for global operations of the company and its now unified Circle K c-store brand. Prior to his current role, he was COO since May 2010, and during that time had all functions of the company reporting to him, with the exception of the CFO. During this period, Hannasch also helped lead the acquisition and integration of Statoil into the Couche-Tard family.
From May 2008 to 2010, he was senior vice president of U.S. operations. From 2004 to 2008, Hannasch was senior vice president for western North America and vice president of integration. In 2001, he was appointed vice president operations for the U.S. Midwest, and responsible for U.S. operations.
From 2000 to 2001, Hannasch was vice president of operations for Bigfoot Food Stores LLC, a 225-unit convenience-store chain in the Midwest, Couche-Tard’s first step into the U.S. market.
From 1989 to 2000, Hannasch was employed by BP Amoco in various positions of increasing responsibility.
Chuck McDaniel is vice president of facilities for QuikTrip, a privately held convenience and gasoline marketer. Founded in 1958, QuikTrip has more than 700 stores in 11 states, with more than 19,000 employees.
McDaniel began work for QuikTrip in July 1991 as a night assistant manager in Kansas City. He worked in operations through April 2000 through the position of store supervisor. In May 2000, he was promoted to director of facility support in Tulsa, overseeing QuikTrip’s maintenance department. In 2003, he was promoted to director of facilities, overseeing various departments in QuikTrip’s store development department.
Glenn Plumby has more than 35 years of c-store industry experience, starting in 1981 with Marathon Oil Co. He held various accounting and marketing positions until being transferred to Emro Marketing (Speedway) in 1994. Over the last 22 years, Plumby has held positions including vice president of light product marketing, vice president marketing and vice president operations, construction and real estate.
Arthur Stawski is president of Load ‘N Jug, a chain of Colorado-based convenience stores owned by The Kroger Co., Cincinnati.
He began his career in the convenience-store industry with Total Petroleum when he was 19 years old.
Stawski was inducted into the Pueblo Hall of Fame for community advocacy in 2012. He received the Pueblo Business Person of the Year award from the Pueblo Chamber in 2009 and was selected as the Community Advocate of the Year by the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation in 2007. He also served on the NACS Coca-Cola Retail Council from 2010 to 2014.