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CSP Names 2024 Category Manager of the Year Finalists

Voting opens across 7 categories; winners to be named during Convenience Retailing University conference
2024 Category Manager of the Year Award Finalists

CSP is proud to announce the finalists in its 2024 Category Manager of the Year (CMOY) Awards, nominated by the convenience-store supplier community. These are the best of the best from small, midsize and large chains across the United States.

Between now and Jan. 31, CSP is asking supplier partners to cast their votes to recognize the c-store industry’s finest category managers. Winners are chosen in seven key c-store categories. Winners will be announced during the 2024 Convenience Retailing University conference, to be held Feb. 28-March 1 in Nashville. The winners will be featured in a special section of CSP magazine’s April issue.

Suppliers nominated dozens of potential finalists at the end of 2023 and, with the help of CSP editors, finalists were chosen based not only on bottom-line results, but also on the knowledge and forecasting abilities of these category managers, who arguably know more about today's consumer than anyone else.

The 2024 finalists for Category Manager of the Year are:

Behind the Counter/Tobacco


Beth Barron


Kevin Majewski


Jon Manuyag

Plaid Pantry



Gary Evans

Circle K

Bryen Bloomfield

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores

Kera Gilmer

TopStar Express

Dispensed Beverages


Holly MacFarlane

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores

Joe Brumfield

Tex-Best Travel Centers

Matt Rogers




Kate Weisman

EG America

Matt High


Leanna Marett


Packaged Beverages-Alcohol


Kiley Schranze


James Fortescue


Don Caudill

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores

Packaged Beverages-Nonalcohol


Summer Daniels


Samantha Overmohle


Corey Nicely

Pilot Co.

Loyalty + Tech/Operations


Aaron Brandt


Scott Smith


Noah Sanders


Click here to vote for the finalists. The 2024 Category Manager of the Year Awards are sponsored by Altria Group Distribution Co. Click here to see last year’s winners.

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