Eight Industry Leaders Join Convenience Store News' Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Board
Composed of retailers and suppliers, the board will help steer the new c-store industry diversity and inclusion initiative.
NATIONAL REPORT — Last month, Convenience Store News, in partnership with founding underwriter Altria Group Distribution Co., launched a new industrywide initiative focused on the building the business case for diversity and inclusion in the c-store industry.
The initiative officially kicked off with a special webcast on June 15, "The Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion."
An ongoing effort of the program is the creation of a c-store industry Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Board to help direct this effort. To date, five retailer and three supplier representatives have joined the board.
The initial members are:
Derek Gaskins, Yesway
Elisa Goria, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc./Circle K
Treasa Bowers, 7-Eleven Inc.
Heather Schott, Kum & Go LLC
Tonya Robinson, Thorntons LLC
Danielle Holloway, Altria Group Distribution Co.
Alicia Petross, The Hershey Co.
Steven Kramer, WorkJam
Convenience Store News is partnering with founding underwriter, Altria Group Distribution Co., and The Hershey Co. and WorkJam, on a new convenience store industry initiative around diversity and inclusion. This new platform is a multi-touch digital and print program that will focus on the business case for greater emphasis on diversity and inclusion in the c-store channel and is designed to be a catalyst for discussion, innovation, engagement and action.