Parker’s has hired a business economics expert as the company’s newest fuel administrator.
Portia Keene has been hired as Parker’s newest fuel administrator. Keene is now responsible for completing fuel contracts as well as maintaining a record of sales and fuel delivery diversions in all states where Parker’s conducts business.
A business economics expert, Keene excels at analyzing data and formulating recommendations to increase corporate efficiency and maximize financial success. Before joining Parker’s, she served as a lead consultant at Small Business Consulting in Savannah, Ga. While advising local business owners, she also conducted economic research with the Savannah Economic Development Authority and World Trade Center Savannah.
An avid community volunteer, Keene served as a patient advocate at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital and as a campus ambassador with the Peace Corps. As an undergraduate at Armstrong State University, she was a co-founder of the Resident Assistant Council and led a research initiative, in conjunction with the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, to improve the safety of cyclists. She was the recipient of the Yvonne English Memorial Award for academic achievement and service to the university as well as the Mary Foy Space Award for excellence in economics.
Keene earned a B.A. in Business Economics and a B.S. in Health Services Administration, summa cum laude, from Armstrong State University. Originally from Atlanta, she currently resides in Savannah.
Parker’s has been ranked on Inc.’s elite list of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for four consecutive years. Company President and CEO Greg Parker has been honored by the Savannah Chamber of Commerce as the Entrepreneur of the Year.
Parker’s currently operates 44 convenience stores across the region and employs 625 individuals throughout Georgia and South Carolina. The company, which completes more than 100,000 transactions daily, is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary.