Tom Joyce To Lead NACS Supplier Board

Tom Joyce, vice president of customer industry affairs for The Hershey Co., has been named 2010-11 chairman of the NACS Supplier Board.

In addition, Scott Hill, vice president of convenience sales, Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, was named chair-elect and will succeed Joyce as 2011-12 chairman. Joyce and Hill were named to their positions during the NACS Supplier Board meeting at the NACS Show in Atlanta.

The NACS Supplier Board is comprised of individuals from NACS supplier member companies that represent different product and service categories in the convenience store industry. Board members are nominated by the Supplier Board Nominating Committee and elected by the Board. NACS defines a supplier member company as one that provides products and services to the convenience store channel of trade.

Joyce joined The Hershey Co. as sales merchandiser in Louisville, Ky. He has held a number of positions with the company over the past 34 years, including director of customer & industry affairs, division manager of the Southern U.S. Broker Network and division manager of Diversified Products. Joyce earned a B.S. in marketing from Western Kentucky University.

Hill joined Jack Link’s Beef Jerky as director of national sales in Minong, Wis., in 2000.  As vice president of convenience sales, he concurrently manages the World Kitchen’s Beef Jerky business. His has earned a B.S. in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

As chair and chair-elect of the NACS Supplier Board, Joyce and Hill also serve as members of the NACS Board of Directors.

Also elected to the five-member NACS Supplier Board leadership team as vice chairmen were:

* Lucia Crater, director national accounts, US Nutrition/MET-Rx
* Jerry Rose, vice president of trade relations, McLane Co.
* Bob Sears, director of trade relations, Altria

In addition, three new members were elected to the NACS Supplier Board:

* Frank McCarter, regional vice president of sales, Wilbur Curtis
* Kevin Martello, director convenience sales, Dr Pepper Snapple Group
* Steve Johnson, vice president  of retail convenience, drug, value, Coca-Cola
* Jeffrey Schouten, director of c-store solutions, MillerCoors




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