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Joe Sheetz New Chairman of Sheetz Board of Directors

Stan Sheetz to remain active member of oversight group
Joe Sheetz chairman of the board of Sheetz
Photograph courtesy of Sheetz

Sheetz Inc. appointed former president and CEO Joe Sheetz to the position of chairman of the Sheetz Board of Directors, effective immediately.

As board chairman, Sheetz's responsibilities will include overseeing the board’s activities as they relate to corporate governance and risk, executive appointments and compensation, and long-term planning.

  • Sheetz is No. 12 on CSP’s 2023 Top 40 update of the largest U.S. convenience-store chains by company-owned store count.

Joe succeeds two of his family members as board chairman. He will move into the role previously held by his cousin, Stan Sheetz, who served from October 2013 to February 2023. His uncle, Steve Sheetz, served from October 1995 to October 2013. With Joe’s appointment, Stan will remain an active member of the board while Steve will maintain his role as director emeriti.

“Family and employee ownership are what fuels us here at Sheetz,” said current President and CEO Travis Sheetz. “It takes devoted family members and talented employees who believe in our mission to achieve the level of success we strive for. This change in leadership is vital to sustain both the growth of this business and our family legacy.”

Joe Sheetz most recently served as executive vice chairman to the board. He served as Sheetz’s president and CEO from 2013 to 2018, and served solely as CEO until December 2021. Joe was succeeded by his brother Travis Sheetz as CEO in January 2022.

“I’m proud to have this great opportunity, and I look forward to following in the footsteps of Steve and Stan, who led Sheetz to new heights in our industry,” said Joe. “I assure you that the Sheetz family values and the culture our employees helped us maintain for the last 70 years will live on.”

Through a mix of inside and outside expert views, the Sheetz Board of Directors brings valuable and different perspectives to the company’s strategy and long-term visions, the company said. The board’s goal is to hold senior leadership accountable to growing the company and operating with the company’s shareholders’ best interests in mind.

Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz Inc. is a growing family-owned and operated convenience-store chain with more than 24,000 employees. The company operates more than 670 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina.

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