The Young Executives Organization (YEO) is headed to Massachusetts May 16-17 with an all-star agenda of speakers, store tours and interactive demonstrations at Cumberland Farms’ commissary and distribution center. The group has also partnered with Habitat for Humanity for the second straight year.
The convenience store industry’s next-generation leaders are headed to Massachusetts.
Join us May 16-17 for the fifth annual Young Executives Organization (YEO) Conference to be hosted by Cumberland Farms at its new headquarters in Westborough, Mass.
In addition to networking and a firsthand tour of Cumberland Farms’ headquarters, commissary, distribution center, training facilities and convenience stores, YEO members will hear how this leading convenience store chain nurtures its outstanding retail culture, tackles foodservice, staffing and developing its convenience store operations.
As an added bonus, for the second straight year, the 2018 YEO Conference will feature a team-building exercise by partnering with Habitat for Humanity on a construction project on May 15. YEO members will work with Habitat’s for Humanity’s Operation Playhouse, which builds playhouses for children of military veterans in Massachusetts. Once they complete construction, YEO members will reveal the surprise playhouse to the children in a special presentation.
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Speakers for the 2018 YEO Conference will include a host of Cumberland Farms’ key executives including CEO Ari Haseotes; Gwen Forman, Senior Vice President of Marketing; Keith Boston, Vice President of Foodservice; and Sean Linnane, Vice President of Human Resources.
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In addition, attendees will hear from several guest speakers, including congressional candidate Peter Tedeschi, the former president and CEO of Tedeschi Food Shops. Tedeschi, a 2018 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of Massachusetts, will discuss the importance of family businesses in the convenience store industry.
Jill Johnson, an award-winning management consultant who has personally impacted more than $4 billion worth of business decisions, will also lead sessions on Enhancing Your Strategic Thinking for Young Professionals and Compounding Your Confidence.
“YEO is extremely proud to be partnering with Cumberland Farms to learn more about great convenience store chain,” said John Lofstock, executive director of the National Advisory Group (NAG) and YEO. “Cumberland Farms has earned a reputation for having outstanding leadership, a great foodservice program and being among the most innovative chains in the industry with its distribution and commissary model. Combined with speakers like Peter Tedeschi and Jill Johnson, this is shaping up to be a very special two days.”
Following up on the successful conference YEO has had at Family Express, RaceTrac and Maverik, YEO members are sure to have a wonderful experience that will help them grow personally and professionally. Attendance for the 2018 YEO Conference is completely free for NAG members thanks to sponsors Altria, Apter Industries, McLane, PDI, R.J. Reynolds and SKUPOS.
To participate in the 2018 YEO Conference and the Habitat for Humanity team-building project, visit YEO Registration. If you have any questions about NAG, YEO or membership, please contact NAG Executive Director John Lofstock at [email protected].
Training Leaders of Tomorrow
The convenience store industry’s young executives and next-generation leaders face unique challenges as they grow their businesses in the competitive convenience store market.
The National Advisory Group’s (NAG) Young Executives Organization (YEO) was formed specifically to addresses these challenges and help the industry’s leaders of tomorrow identify solutions with others in their age group.
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.