Carolyn Schnare


Meet Carolyn Schnare

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Carolyn Schnare is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at NACS. This fancy title means that she works on programs to help retailers offer choices in food and products and do good things in their communities. Carolyn has worked for more than a dozen years at NACS in a variety of roles from event production to membership. Way back in the day when email was just barely a thing, she worked for a New Jersey Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives. She successfully graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Political Science and Communications and is capable of handling the big world. Carolyn gets her best creative thinking done while running and once won a race for her age group (no comment on how many people were running said race). Outside of work, she enjoys living vicariously through her daughter’s and son’s sports careers, dragging them to craft breweries and talking her husband’s ears off.



Fun Facts About Carolyn

Most Proud Of:
Her two beautiful children and the funny little people they have become.
Can't Resist:
Talking. Seriously, she can’t stop.
The Most Unusual Thing In Your Office:
What Most People Don't Know About Me:
She pursued a dream of being an astronaut with NASA for a bit. It didn't pan out.
Favorite Convenience Store Item:


"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."