Phil Chisholm Succumbs To Stroke

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Phil Chisholm Succumbs To Stroke

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Phil Chisholm, former executive vice president of the
Petroleum Marketers Association of America who led the industry in its pioneering years into the convenience store industry, died on Friday, Oct. 16, following a stoke he experienced a few days prior.

Chisholm, who was instrumental the transformation of the National Oil Jobbers Council into the Petroleum Marketers Association of America, led the organization for 17years, leaving in 1998.

In 1988, Chisholm represented PMAA, then 15,000 members strong, when federal regulations were passed pertaining to the remediation of leaking underground storage tanks and tank improvements, noted Dan Gilligan, president of PMAA. In 1992, he led the industry in the fight against a BTU tax, Gilligan noted.

"When he started, there were few oil jobbers in the c-store business," Gilligan said. "Now you'd be hard pressed to find one who isn't. He did a great job for all of those years."

Chisholm's wife Sandy has indicated the family will have a "very low key service" in North Carolina on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at Guilford Park Chapel, 6000 High point Road, Greensboro, N.C. For more information, contact the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home, 515 North Elm St., Greensboro, N.C. , (336) 954-9100 or1-800-344-6489.

The family is asking that in lieu of flowers any contributions be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.