A third-generation executive at The Kent Cos. In Texas, Bixler will help shape the direction of the growing Young Executive Organization.
As the convenience store and petroleum industry continues to evolve, training the next generation leaders of tomorrow is more important than ever before. The National Advisory Group’s (NAG) Young Executive Organization (YEO) is a group that is solely focused on creating a network for next-generation leaders that allows them to exchanging personal experiences with peers in their age group.
YEO is proud to announce that Alli Bixler, of the The Kent Cos., has joined the YEO Board of Directors. Bixler replaces Garet Bishop, of BFS Cos., who will be attending Harvard Business School in Boston for the next year.
“I am very excited for this opportunity to help develop content for YEO members.,” Bixler said. “I have enjoyed attending YEO events for the past several years, and look forward to having an active role on the Board of Directors.”
The full YEO Board of Directors for 2016/2017 includes:
* Jared Sturtevant, Board Chairman, CST Brands
* Alli Bixler, The Kent Cos.
* Lindsay Lyden, Truenorth Energy
* Dana Moloney, Warrenton Oil Co.
* Jeremie Myhren, Road Ranger
* Alex Olympidis, Family Express Corp.
* Bart Stransky, RaceTrac Petroleum Inc..
Training Leaders of Tomorrow
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.
“Alli has been a valued member of YEO for since we relaunched the organization in 2013. She has been around the convenience store industry her whole life and is more than ready to accept this leadership role in YEO,” said John Lofstock, Executive Director of NAG. “I look forward to working with the board to accomplish our goal of creating a vibrant educational exclusively for the convenience store industry’s next-generation leaders.”
Bixler’s dad, Bill Kent, is the president and CEO of The Kent Cos., making her a third-generation family member in the business. Previously she worked in Kent Cos. marketing department for about three years as a category manager.
“As a long time member of NAG and a former chairman of the association, I believe in the value of the organization and appreciate the incredible financial benefits I’ve gained over the years,” said Bill Kent, president and CEO of The Kent Cos. “That’s why I’m so excited to see my daughter Alli become active with YEO and help lead the group’s efforts as a member of the board.”
NAG is an association driven by convenience store retailers for retailers. It is an organization committed to building profits and relationships for all of our members. NAG is aimed at small to midsize and family-owned convenience chains and the executives that run them.