Galli and Leff to be inducted at the Chairman’s Banquet in May.
The New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS) has announced that Doug Galli and Kirk Leff have been elected to the New York Convenience Store Hall of Fame.
NYACS will induct them at its annual Chairman’s Banquet on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Syracuse, N.Y. Friends and industry colleagues are invited to attend, and may register by visiting the NYACS web site, www.nyacs.org, or calling (877) 384-8829.
The Hall of Fame honors individual retailers and suppliers for exceptional achievement in, and distinguished service to, New York’s convenience store industry.
Doug Galli is vice president and general manager of the Crosby’s convenience store chainowned by Reid Petroleum Inc., based in Lockport N.Y. Crosby’s has 85 locations throughout Western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania.
Galli has served on the NYACS Retail Board since 2012 and was chairman for two years. Under his leadership, NYACS elevated the quality of its educational programming at the annual Trade Show & Convention, a key to improved retail attendance each of the last three years.
Before joining Crosby’s in 2004, Galli spent 29 years with Tops Markets, working in both the Tops and Wilson Farms C-store divisions.
A native of Liverpool N.Y., Galli now resides in Amherst. He and his wife Karen have three daughters and three grandchildren. He served on the Sweet Home School Board for 15 years. A long-distance runner, he has participated in marathons across the country.Kirk Leff
Kirk Leff retired this month after 28 years with McLane Co. Inc., a leading wholesale distributor based in Temple, Texas, most recently as its vice president of sales, marketing, and business development.
His career included an eight-year stint as president of McLane’s Northeast Division, based in Baldwinsville, N.Y. During that time, he served on the NYACS Associate Board, including one year as Chairman.
Leff joined McLane in 1989 at the Suneast Division in Florida. His career included assignments at McLane Western, McLane Concord, McLane Northwest, McLane Northeast and McLane Corporate in Temple, Texas. After moving from Central New York to Texas in 2010, he remained an ambassador for NYACS with national chains that were acquiring stores in New York.
Prior to joining McLane, Leff worked for the Walt Disney Co., Perkins Restaurants and Gooding’s Supermarkets. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He and his wife Ruth reside in Orlando, Fla.