ANKENY, Iowa — Bill Walljasper, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Casey’s General Stores Inc., will retire later this year, the company has announced. He plans to continue as CFO through the completion of the company’s fiscal 2020 year-end reporting and oversee a transition period with his successor.
“Bill’s leadership and service spent building this company, its finance organization and investor relations has helped Casey’s grow and deliver value to our shareholders,” said Darren Rebelez, president and CEO of Casey’s General Stores. “We are deeply appreciative of Bill’s dedication and the positive, long-lasting impact he’s made on Casey’s, our team members and in the communities we serve.”
Last June, Rebelez succeeded Terry Handley, who retired after a 38-year career with the company.
During his 30-year tenure, Walljasper led the organization through accelerated store count and revenue growth and played a leading role in developing Casey’s human resources, accounting, finance and information technology departments. He joined the company in 1990 as a risk manager and his career developed through leadership roles in risk management, human resources and eventually vice president of human resources in 1998. The company named him vice president of finance in 2003, and senior vice president and CFO in 2004.
“I am humbled and honored to be part of Casey’s 52-year history and am proud of what we’ve accomplished. Looking ahead, I am focused on helping make this a seamless transition, and I am excited for the opportunities that lie ahead for Casey’s and our team members,” Walljasper said.
Casey’s has begun a search for the company's next CFO.