“It is fitting that as NACS celebrates its rich history and accomplishments during its 50th anniversary that we will hear insights from one of the preeminent chroniclers of our time,” says NACS’ Convention Chairman.
The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has announced Newsman Tom Brokaw as a Closing General Session speaker for the NACS Show, set for Oct. 1-4 in Chicago at McCormick Place.
Registration for the NACS Show opened April 4 and is available at www.nacsshow.com.
Brokaw is scheduled to speak during the NACS Show Closing General Session on Oct. 4. Bert Jacobs, co-founder and CEO (chief executive optimist) of The Life is good Co., was previously announced as an Opening General Session speaker.
Regarded as one of the most trusted and respected figures in broadcast journalism, Brokaw, whether as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, a best-selling author of books such as The Greatest Generation or as a special correspondent for NBC News, provides expertise and insight into today’s current events.
“Tom Brokaw is a journalistic icon whose trusted insights have shaped the way we think about the world,” said NACS Convention Chairman Steve Loehr, vice president of operations support at La Crosse, Wis.-based Kwik Trip Inc. “It is fitting that as NACS celebrates its rich history and accomplishments during its 50th anniversary that we will hear insights from one of the preeminent chroniclers of our time.”
Brokaw, who began his journalism career in 1962 the year after NACS was founed, has been examining world events of the past five decades. In his speech he will provide in-depth analysis of today’s important economic, political and social issues in the headlines, as well as the people behind them.