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JUL 2015

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WWW.CSNEWS.COM | JULY 2015 | Convenience Store News 57 Top Women in Convenience Dagmar Boggs President, Global Customer Team, Coca-Cola North America • Boggs is president of the 7-Eleven Global Customer Team, Coca-Cola's largest con- venience retailer with 55,000 outlets in 16 countries. • She is an active member of the Women's Foodservice Forum, the Network of Executive Women and Women's LINC at The Coca-Cola Co. • Outside of work, Boggs is a founding member of Ribbons of Hope, an Atlanta-based charity for women that identi- fies worthy causes related to women and families. Kathleen Byr D Associate Director, National Accounts, Kraft Foods Group • As the leader of Kraft's c-store national accounts team, Byrd is responsible for almost 60 percent of the company's con- venience store revenue. • She is credited with growing national account sales by two times the channel growth across Kraft's portfolio of five retail business units and the foodser- vice unit. • Her professional involvement includes the Women at Kraft Employee Resource Group (ERG) and the NACS Supplier Membership Committee. myra Canter Bury President, Simmons Corp. • Canterbury is involved with future developed programs that will be offered to retailers of several different industry segments that sell and track fuel inventory. • Her previous role at Simmons was vice president of informa- tion technology, and she is a recognized authority in office and system automation. • She served as chairwoman for the NACS Standards – Device Integration Committee and chairwoman of the E-Commerce Committee for the NACS Supplier Board. WenDy Chronister CEO, Chronister Oil Co. • As chief executive of the fam- ily business, she is responsi- ble for the management of its Qik-n-EZ convenience stores in central Illinois. • Chronister serves on the board of directors of NACS, the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing, and is chair of the NACS Show. • Before joining Chronister Oil, she was a partner in the law firm Kirkland & Ellis and a part- ner in a private equity firm. Karla ahlert VP Finance/ Treasurer, RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. • Ahlert's primary responsibilities include overseeing the com- pany's capital planning and funding, treasury operations, corporate cash and investments, and trade credit. • She was appointed to chair RaceTrac's Finance Committee from 2010-2013, and was selected to represent RaceTrac on the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) board in 2013, holding an ongoing board member position. • She is a member of the Association of Finance Professionals, the Merchant Advisory Group and Fifth Third Bank's Treasury Advisory Council. DeBBie armentrout General Manager/ Owner-Operator, Allen Oil Co. • Armentrout is tasked with cat- egory management, store sets, marketing, foodservice devel- opment, system/technology implementation and inventory control for the company's Quik Mart and More chain. • Armentrout and her husband started their careers in gaso- line wholesale distribution as the owners and operators of Allen Oil and bought their first c-store 30 years ago. • One of her first foodservice initiatives was to introduce a homemade Stromboli to the seven-store chain as a unique item to draw in customers. Senior-Level LEADERS

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