Caroline Filchak Joins the YEO Board of Directors

The director of wholesale operations for Clipper Petroleum joins the eight-member board that will lead the Young Executives Organization in 2019.

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 Caroline Filchak, director of wholesale operations, has joined the YEO Board of Directors.

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Filchak has worked for Clipper Petroleum since 2011. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Georgia and earned her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Mercer University. She also serves as a director on the Clipper Petroleum Foundation.

Caroline, her husband Ben, son Thomas and dog Bullet reside in Gainesville, Ga.

“I am very excited for this opportunity to help develop content for YEO members,” Filchak 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.”

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.

“We are very proud to welcome Caroline to the board. Her experience and dedication to convenience retailing make her a perfect fit for this growing group,” 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.”

The full Eight-Member YEO Board of Directors for 2018/2019 includes:
* Bart Stransky, RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. (Board Chairman)
* Garet Bishop, BFS Cos.
* Caroline Filchak, Clipper Petroleum
* Kalen Frese, Warrenton Oil Co.
* Alex Garoutte, The Kent Cos.
* Sharif Jamal, Chestnut Petroleum
* Lindsay Lyden, Truenorth Energy
* Jeremie Myhren, Road Ranger

YEO, a division of the National Advisory Group (NAG), was developed to represent the interests of young executives (40 years of age or younger) in the convenience store and petroleum, industry. Participation in YEO is available to young executives from NAG member companies, including those being groomed for senior positions within their companies.

YEO’s objectives include:
* Provide meaningful learning and networking opportunities within NAG and YEO.
* Provide an opportunity for NAG members to invest in their employees’ development as the next generation of industry executives.
* Increase the awareness of the activities of NAG member companies to young executives and next-generation leaders.

YEO provides a networking and mentoring environment for young executives in the convenience store industry to enhance and develop their executive skills so that they may grow into strong convenience store industry leaders. YEO acts as the voice and the resource for young executives for NAG member companies. YEO will provide members with a forum to express their views and recommendations on the industry to ensure its future growth and prosperity.

Membership in YEO provides next-generation leaders in the convenience store and petroleum industry with an opportunity to network with other young executives, NAG members and influential industry leaders. It also gives young leaders a platform to express their ideas, leadership abilities and vision for the future of convenience retailing.

For information about NAG, YEO or membership, visit, or contact NAG Executive Director John Lofstock at [email protected].