Convenience Store News

NOV 2016

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22 Convenience Store News | NOVEMBER 2016 | WWW.CSNEWS.COM nience retail channel. Among this year honorees were 24 senior-level leaders (positions of vice president and above), 21 rising stars (job titles above store manager, but below vice president), five mentors (women who have made an extraordinary impact on the careers of C onvenience Store News once again used the back- drop of the NACS Show, the largest annual gather- ing of the convenience store industry, to present its 2016 Top Women in Convenience (TWIC) awards. On the evening of Oct. 19, once the expo floor had closed for the day, showgoers were invited to head over to the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center for a special reception cele- brating the industry's most outstand- ing female leaders and rising stars. "The CSNews Top Women in Convenience awards program recognizes a diverse array of women from both the retailer and supplier sides of the industry, from leaders to mentors to rising stars and role models," CSNews Editorial Director Don Longo said at the third-annual event. The 2016 inductee class included 62 of the best and brightest ladies making a positive impact in the conve- More than 300 c-store professionals turned out to honor the industry's top women. 7-Eleven honorees Ena Williams (left) and Nancy Smith were all smiles. Eby-Brown's Sharon Kuncl was recognized as a Woman of the Year. Altria execs Maura Scott and Blake Benefiel presented Maverik's Danielle Mattiussi with her Woman of the Year award. The Industry's Leading Ladies Take Center Stage Third Top Women in Convenience class inducted by CSNews at special reception By Danielle Romano

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