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In honor of the 50th anniversary of Convenience Store News, we spotlight the pioneers, entrepreneurs, innovators, new product developers and partnership advocates who have made significant contributions to convenience and fuel retailing.

Fifteen young executives will be honored at November event.

Interim leader Jon Ihler officially took up the role on July 31.

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Carlos E. Jorda previously served as president of PDV America and chairman of CITGO's board.

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Dale McKee founded the 21-store chain in 1977.

The Kraft Heinz Co. board of directors named Miguel Patricio as CEO .

Electrolux Professional, Hostess Brands, Mars Inc., Swisher International and Tankology also make personnel news.

Lauren C. Solotar, May Institute president and CEO (l); Leo Vercollone, CEO of VERC Enterprises; and Jolie Beaupre, parent, May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at "An Evening of Hope & Possibility."

Executives from E-Z Mart Stores, RW Garcia, Shell, Texas Food & Fuel Association and VERC Enterprises are honored for their work.

Forty-one honorees will be recognized for their industry contributions at an awards gala in October.

Speedway President Anthony Kenney

Current EVP and CFO Timothy Griffith will take the reins at the convenience store chain on July 1.

The president and CEO will be honored this fall at the annual Hall of Fame dinner.

Michael Bloom executive vice president, chief merchandising and marketing officer at GPM Investments

Michael Bloom will oversee GPM's customer loyalty program, fas REWARDS.

Darren Rebelez is taking the reins as the new president and CEO of Casey's General Stores Inc.

Darren Rebelez will take the reins from Terry Handley, who will retire after 38 years with the convenience retailer.

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