Ryan McNutt Steps Down as SIGMA CEO

He has led the organization for more than 8 years
Ryan McNutt
Photograph courtesy of Ryan McNutt

Ryan McNutt is stepping down as CEO of SIGMA, the national trade association representing fuel marketers and convenience store chain retailers in the United States and Canada. McNutt led the organization for more than eight years and will step down on Jan. 31.

“I would like to thank the staff for their contributions and dedication during my tenure,” McNutt said in a LinkedIn post. “Their exceptional work made SIGMA’s accomplishments possible, and I am excited to see how they will continue to grow and develop into the future.”

He became CEO of the Fairfax, Virginia-based association in 2015, replacing Kenneth Doyle, who spent more than 30 years at SIGMA. Prior to McNutt’s CEO role, he served on the Legislative Committee and board of directors.

Before becoming CEO at SIGMA, McNutt served as a senior director in national retail sales for Anheuser-Busch in the convenience-store channel. He also spent 10 years at St. Louis-based Midwest Petroleum as its vice president of operations, responsible for all aspects of store operations, marketing, merchandising, human resources and risk management.

“I look forward to SIGMA’s continued success as I pursue other interests upon my departure,” he said. “It has been my pleasure to serve SIGMA, and I will be forever grateful for my time with all you.”

Founded in 1958 as the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America, SIGMA's approximately 260 corporate members command over 40% of the petroleum retail market, selling approximately 75 billion gallons of motor fuel each year. These member companies operate throughout the United States and Canada.

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