ANKENY, Iowa — Casey’s General Stores Inc. said that Paul Suarez has joined the company as chief information security officer (CISO). This is a newly created role that will lead the cybersecurity team at the major convenience-store retailer. Suarez will report to Chief Information Officer Adrian Butler.
“Paul’s longtime retailer experience paired with his cybersecurity expertise will take Casey’s security strategy to the next level,” said Butler. “I am pleased to have him join the information technology leadership team at Casey’s as we evolve our organizational structure and support Casey’s strategic plan.”
With 35 years of experience in cybersecurity, network operations and telecommunications, Suarez will provide strategic leadership and direction for Casey’s information security function. He most recently served as the CISO of Walmart International in Bentonville, Ark.
Before joining Walmart, Suarez worked in the Washington, D.C., area in cybersecurity business development roles for RSA and Avaya. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and served his entire 27-year Air Force career in the fields of cybersecurity and IT.
- Casey’s is No. 4 on CSP's 2021 Top 40 Update to its 2020 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by store count.
Ankeny, Iowa-based Casey’s has more than 2,200 c-stores in 16 Midwestern states. The company is also the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States.
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