Retail Board Members Elected: Mary Szarmach (The Cigarette Store Corp./Smoker Friendly), Phil Metzinger (Brookshire Bros.), Bob Roberts (Smoke’em, Inc.), Bob Sanft (Xtramart Stores), Tony Stapleton (7-Eleven,Inc.), and Stacie Tonniges (Casey’s General Stores).
Wholesale Board Members Elected: Pete Lippe (Core-Mark International) and Mike Gold (Arango Cigar).
Manufacturer Board Members Elected: Larry Sherman (Nat Sherman, Inc.) and Bhavani Parameswar (King Maker Marketing).
NATO also gave a special thank you to the following individuals that were also board election candidates: John Cody Gielen (Shop Rite/Tobacco Plus Stores), Ron Jung (Smokes Stores), Keith Canning (Pine State Trading), Michael Shannon (Lorillard Tobacco), Russ Mancuso (Premier Manufacturing), Bill Noah (Scandinavian Tobacco Group), Ralph Brown (Cheyenne International) and John Ostronic (Commonwealth Altadis, Inc.).