Henry Armour, NACS president and CEO, has appointed Brian Kimmel as EVP, COO and CFO. Kimmel has served on the NACS staff for the past 27 years, most recently as SVP and CFO.
As COO and CFO, Kimmel will focus on the association’s operations and execution, through the shared services of accounting, human resources, risk management, marketing, product and services sales and event management, including the execution of the NACS Show.
Armour will continue to serve as NACS’ president and CEO, responsible for the strategic direction of the organization, major association initiatives, building and maintaining high-level relationships with association members companies, expanding and deepening its global engagement and internal culture.
“During Brian’s career at NACS, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities marked by numerous organizational transformation accomplishments, effective colleague mentoring and development, and strong and consistent financial performance,” said Armour. “As we begin the new decade, we are excited to see Brian take on this new and well-deserved role and continuing to provide his effective senior leadership for years to come.”
With a staff of 75 people, NACS serves the $654 billion convenience and fuels retailing industry by sharing ideas and insights in its award-winning publications (including NACS Magazine and the Convenience Matters podcast), creating unique networking and education opportunities (including the annual NACS Show, which is one of the 40 largest trade shows in the United States at 420,000-plus net s.f.) and through industry-leading research and analysis.
NACS advances the role of convenience stores as positive economic, social and philanthropic contributors to the communities they serve. The U.S. convenience store industry, with 153,000 stores nationwide selling fuel, food and merchandise, serves 165 million customers daily—half of the U.S. population—and has sales that are 10.8 percent of total U.S. retail and foodservice sales. NACS has 1,900 retailer and 1,800 supplier members from more than 50 countries.