Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 YEO Conference, originally scheduled for May 4-7 in Nashville, will be rolled into the 2020 NAG Conference, Sept. 13-16 in Charlotte. The CBD Retail Trends Conference will transition to a two-part webinar series May 6-7.
The Young Executives Organization (YEO) announced its Conference Steering Committee for the seventh annual YEO Conference, which will take place May 4-6, 2020 in Nashville.
The steering committee is responsible for content planning and faculty selection of the program. These industry experts will select topics and speakers that will most benefit the current needs of the convenience store community, keeping in mind the specific needs of each segment of the business, such as foodservice, marketing and technology, category management, human resources and executive management, and more.
Led by Stacey Davis, the Marketing Manager for Clifford Fuel Co. Inc., the conference committee includes:
- Jeremie Myhren, YEO Board Chairman, Chief Information Officer, Road Ranger
- Jessica Barnhill, Director of Transportation, The Kent Companies
- Fouad El-Nemr, Executive Vice President, Nouria Energy
- Kalen Frese, Director of Food Service, Warrenton Oil
- Sharif Jamal, Corporate Training Manager, Chestnut Petroleum
- Dana Renfro, Category Manager, Packaged Beverages, Wine & Liquor, Yesway
- Dyson Williams, Director of Merchandising, Dandy Mini Mart
“Planning sessions that address today’s most pressing issues and selecting experienced and relevant faculty are two important parts of making YEO great,” said John Lofstock, Executive Director of NAG. “We have brought together a committee of experts who will draw from their professional experience to help choose faculty and select what topics are covered at the meeting.”
Preparing Leaders for Tomorrow
The convenience store industry’s young executives and leaders of tomorrow face unique challenges as they grow their businesses in the competitive convenience store market. YEO was formed specifically to addresses these challenges and help the industry’s next-generation leaders identify solutions with others in their age group.
“This committee of industry experts is going to help make the 2020 YEO Conference the premier event for young executives in the convenience store and petroleum industry,” said committee chairwoman Stacey Davis, of Clifford Fuel Co. “We are working on an agenda that will help the leaders of tomorrow shape their businesses and their careers.”
As the convenience store and petroleum industry continues to evolve, training the next generation leaders of tomorrow is more important than ever before. NAG relaunched YEO in 2012 to help young executives have a group that is solely focused on exchanging personal experiences with peers of similar age.
YEO’s mission is to cultivate young talent in the convenience store and petroleum industry through implementation of education and networking. The YEO Conference in Nashville will continue this mission to help foster superior leadership skills.
“All members of the committee are immersed in the convenience store business and they will help ensure that the conference covers the pressing issues retailers are facing today and can expect to face in the future,” said Jeremie Myhern, Chief Information Officer for Road Ranger. “It is the premier industry conference for young leaders.”
Final details of the 2020 YEO Conference will be released in the coming months. Those planning on attending should save the dates May 4-6. The conference will be held at Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Nashville. More information about YEO can be found at YeoConference.com.