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Year in Review: Top People Moves of 2014

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Many convenience store chains saw movement at the top this year as new leaders assumed new roles in the c-suite.

In addition to new titles, industry leaders were honored across the country as among the best in their states and regions, while others decided 2014 was the right time to step back and enjoy the fruits of their labor with well-deserved retirements.

These are the top 10 people moves of 2014, as reported by CSNews Online:

1. CSNews Hall of Fame Installs New Members
Rutter's Scott Hartman and McLane alum Stephen Brady inducted.

2. Kim Bowers Is CSNews’ First Retailer Exec of the Year
CST Brands CEO was honored at Hall of Fame gala.

3. Hannasch Officially Takes the Reins at Couche-Tard
His transition to CEO took effect at annual shareholders meeting.

4. Fran Duskiewicz Assumes Top Spot at Nice N Easy
Change prompted by passing of company founder and former chief John MacDougall.

5. Haseotes Takes Helm of Cumberland Gulf Group
He leads the company his grandparents founded 75 years ago.

6. Valero Will Get a New Chief Exec in May
Current president and COO Joe Gorder takes over the reins from Bill Klesse.

7. Casey’s Terry Handley Appointed President
He will continue to serve in his current role as chief operating officer.

8. RaceTrac President Max Lenker to Retire
He joined the retailer as a company pilot in 1974.

9. Spinx's New President Is First From Outside Founding Family
Stan Storti succeeds Steve Spinks, who remains CEO.

10. Kroger Names New Head of C-store Division
Jeff Parker leads convenience and small format division, as Van Tarver announces retirement.

Stay tuned to CSNews Online through Jan. 5 for more 2014 Year in Review recaps.

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