Lindsay Lyden, of Truenorth Energy; Jeremie Myhren, of Road Ranger; and Bart Stransky, of RaceTrac Petroleum will help lead the National Advisory Group’s YEO for 2016/17. The board also announces that registration is open for the YEO Roundtable in April hosted by RaceTrac.
The National Advisory Group’s (NAG) Young Executives Organization (YEO) is pleased to announce three new members to its board of directors to lead the organization for 2016/2017.
The new board members include:
Jeremie Myhren, Vice President of Information Technology, Road Ranger, Rockford, Ill. When Myhren joined Road Ranger as director of IT in 2002, consumers typically were paying for purchases with cash, credit or debit. Today, payment options and the devices accepting them have multiplied significantly, and that has created challenges for the current vice president of IT, who oversees corporate and store technology for the travel center chain.
That breadth of technological diversity and emerging trends throughout the industry, however, is also what appeals to Myhren, who will lend his expertise to upcoming sessions at YEO and NAG conferences and roundtables.
“Being asked to sit on the board for the YEO is a tremendous honor,” Myhren said. “I have a great deal of respect for NAG and the YEO. I genuinely look forward to contributing to the organization and getting to work with my fellow young executives as we work to make our marks on this great industry.”
Lindsay Lyden, Vice President of Administration & Development, Truenorth Energy, Brecksville, Ohio. Lindsay Lyden is a fourth-generation Lyden family member working in the Ohio-based family business. She serves as the vice president of administration and development for Truenorth Energy, a joint venture between the Ohio-based Lyden Co., founded in 1919, and Shell Oil Products US.
Lyden, who has spent 10 years at Truenorth working her way up to her current position, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Findlay in 2006.
Bart Stransky, Executive Director of Merchandising, RaceTrac Petroleum Inc., Atlanta. As the executive director of merchandising for Atlanta-based RaceTrac, which operates more than 410 stores across the Southeast, Stransky has led some of the chain’s largest initiatives and served in a variety of leadership roles within the organization. In his current role, he is responsible for all of the products and offers sold inside RaceTrac locations. Supporting a key goal of the organization, he is steadily driving RaceTrac towards being a recognized food destination for people on the go.
Alex Olympidis, the director of operations for Family Express who has been a board member since 2013, has also been appointed Vice Chairman of the Board. The addition Lyden, Myhren and Stransky also boosts the number of YEO board members to seven to better reflects the growing role young executives have assumed across the convenience store industry, said John Lofstock, executive director of the National Advisory Group (NAG).
“I am very proud to have the opportunity to work with Lindsay, Jeremie, Bart and the full YEO board as we strive to achieve our objective of creating a welcoming environment where young executives can bond and share their experiences of learning on the job in the complex convenience store industry,” Lofstock said. “We have a busy 2016 planned with a YEO roundtable at RaceTrac in April and the NAG Conference in September. The board’s combined experience will help us reach our goals of attracting new members while remaining keenly focused on learning and networking.”
Board Chairman, Jared Sturtevant, supervisor of digital marketing for CST Brands, will help lead the educational component for YEO members as well as help recruit and integrate new members into the YEO network.
“NAG’s YEO is extremely focused on bringing great young talent together from across the country and giving them a platform to discuss success and struggles facing next-generation leaders throughout the convenience store and petroleum industry,” Sturtevant said.
The Seven-Member YEO Board of Directors includes:
* Chairman, Jared Sturtevant, Supervisor of Digital Marketing, CST Brands
* Vice Chairman, Alex Olympidis, Director of Operations, Family Express Corp.
* Lindsay Lyden, Vice President of Administration & Development, Truenorth Energy
* Jeremie Myhren, Vice President of Information Technology, Road Ranger
* Bart Stransky, Executive Director of Merchandising, RaceTrac Petroleum Inc.
* Garet Bishop, Business Analyst, BFS Cos.
* Dana Moloney, Food Service Director, Warrenton Oil Co.
YEO will be holding its third annual Young Executives Roundtable April 27-28 at RaceTrac Petroleum in Smyrna, Ga. It is open only to convenience store retailers and registration is free. To learn more or to register, visit http://www.cvent.com/d/1fqpgb.
Developing Industry Leaders
YEO members are industry leaders who are 40 years of age or younger. Members are entrepreneurs leading top businesses and actively pursuing a higher level of professionalism in the convenience store and petroleum marketing industry.
“YEO membership provides the ideal opportunity to become actively involved in developing real-time solutions for convenience store and petroleum marketers,” said Tony Harris, president of Thorntons Inc. and the NAG Board Chairman. “By participating, YEO members are afforded networking opportunities with prominent and accomplished industry leaders.”
As the convenience store and petroleum industry continues to evolve, training the next generation leaders of tomorrow is more important than ever before. NAG relaunched YEO in 2012 to help young executives have a group that is solely focused on exchanging personal experiences with peers in their age group.
YEO’s mission is to cultivate young talent in the convenience store and petroleum industry through implementation of education and networking. YEO accomplishes this mission by leveraging the experience of NAG members to help foster superior leadership skills.
For information on YEO, NAG membership or to register for the 2016 YEO Roundtable, contact NAG Executive Director John Lofstock at [email protected]