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CSP Announces Its 2024 Category Managers of the Year

Leaders from MAPCO Express, Pilot, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Yesway and Sheetz recognized at Convenience Retailing University
CMOY winners 2024
Photograph by W. Scott Mitchell

CSP announced the winners of its ninth Category Manager of the Year awards on Thursday during the Convenience Retailing University (CRU) conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Category managers from convenience-store chains including MAPCO Express, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores and more were represented.

“This is one of our most important awards of the year,” Abbey Lewis, vice president of content strategy for CSP, said. “Category managers truly have their fingers on the pulse of this industry. And our winners have proven they use this knowledge to great effect. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners!”

Finalists in seven categories were announced in January and then winners were determined through online voting.

Lewis presented the awards at CRU with Krister Hampton, senior manager of industry engagement at Altria, which sponsored this year’s awards and awards banquet.

CSP’s 2024 Category Manager of the Year winners are:




Behind the Counter/Tobacco

Beth Barron

MAPCO Express

Center Store

Bryen Bloomfield

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores

Dispensed Beverages

Holly MacFarlane

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores


Matt High


Loyalty + Tech/Operations

Aaron Brandt


Nonalcohol Beverages

Corey Nicely

Pilot Co.


Don Caudill

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores




Watch for interviews with the winners in the April issue of CSP magazine. Click here to see last year’s winners.

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