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NACS Names Victor Paterno 2023-24 Chairman

Executive is president and CEO of 7-Eleven licensee Philippine Seven Corp.
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NACS has named Victor Paterno, president and CEO of Philippine Seven Corp., dba 7-Eleven Convenience Store, as the 2023-24 NACS chairman, the convenience-store association has announced. He began his term following the NACS board of directors meeting on Oct. 3 during the 2023 NACS Show in Atlanta.

Philippine Seven Corp. holds the license to operate 7-Eleven stores in the Philippines. There are 3,600 stores operating on the main island of Luzon, of which 54% are franchised. At the invitation of his father, Paterno joined the Mandaluyong, Philippines-based company as the construction and maintenance manager in 1993. He was appointed president and CEO in 2005 by majority shareholders President Chain Store of Taiwan. Paterno serves on the board of trustees and is the director for foreign franchises at the Philippine Franchise Association and is a past council member of the NACS Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council.

As NACS chairman, Paterno also leads the NACS Executive Committee, which provides strategic direction and financial oversight to the association.

Committee members are:

  • Vice Chairman, Legislative and Treasurer: Lisa Dell’Alba, Square One Markets Inc. (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)
  • Vice Chairman, Retail Engagement: Annie Gauthier, St. Romain Oil Co. LLC (Mansura, Louisiana)
  • Vice Chairman, Research and Technology: Chuck Maggelet, Maverik Inc. (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Vice Chairman, Political Engagement: Don Rhoads, The Convenience Group LLC (Vancouver, Washington)

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  • Vice Chairman, At Large: Brian Hannasch, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (Laval, Quebec, Canada)
  • Vice Chairman, At Large: Varish Goyal, Loop Neighborhood Markets (Atherton, California)
  • Vice Chairman, At Large: Lonnie McQuirter, 36 Lyn Refuel Station (Minneapolis)
  • Vice Chairman, At Large: Charlie McIlvaine, Coen Markets Inc. (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania)

During the October 3 meeting, NACS also named new retail members to its board of directors:

  • Tom Brennan, Chief Merchandising Officer, Casey’s General Stores Inc. (Ankeny, Iowa)
  • Frederic Chaveyriat, CEO, MAPCO Express Inc. (Franklin, Tennessee)
  • Natalie Morhous, President, RaceTrac Inc. (Atlanta)

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  • Stan Reynolds, President, 7-Eleven Inc. (Irving, Texas)
  • Kristin Seabrook, Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel and Secretary, Pilot Travel Centers LLC (Knoxville, Tennessee)
  • Babir Sultan, CEO, FavTrip, (Grandview, Missouri)

Also serving on the NACS Executive Committee is 2021-22 NACS Chair Jared Scheeler, CEO of The Hub Convenience Stores Inc., Dickinson, North Dakota.

Vito Maurici, senior vice president of sales at McLane Co. Inc., Temple, Texas, will serve as the supplier board representative on the NACS board of directors.

During the NACS Show, the NACS supplier board also named new leadership and members. David Charles, president of Cash Depot, Green Bay, Wisconsin, has been named the 2023-24 chairman.

Founded in 1961 as the National Association of Convenience Stores, Alexandria, Virginia-based NACS is led by a 30-member board of directors, which includes three retailers from non-North American countries.

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