As current president retires, a seasoned association veteran prepares to take the lead.
Jim Tudor, who has served the convenience store industry for over 35 years, is retiring from his position as president of The Georgia Association of Convenience Stores (GACS), at the end of 2015. On Jan. 1, 2016, current vice president of association services, Angela Holland, will take over as president.
“It is a bittersweet time saying goodbye to my colleagues and starting this new chapter in my life,” said Tudor. “I am leaving the association in good hands and I look forward to watching Angela flourish in her new role.”
Tudor, a native of Virginia graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1972 before serving his country in the U.S. Army. He began his career in the convenience store industry at 7-Eleven. Tudor worked there for nine years before joining the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores. In retirement, Tudor plans to travel the country in a Winnebago with his wife Sandra. He also plans to spend time with this five grandchildren who live in the Atlanta area.
Holland, an association veteran, has worked for the GACS for over eight years. A native of Dallas, Ga., Angela previously worked at the Georgia Food Industry Association. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her new role.
The Georgia Association of Convenience Stores was founded in 1973 by convenience store owners and operators across the state to create a stronger voice within the Georgia General Assembly. GACS advances the business success of its members and the convenience store industry through advocacy, knowledge and services.