Carolyn SchnareFUN FACTS

Carolyn Schnare

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
Silence.
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
Doughnuts

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.

"Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't."

~ Bill Nye

 
FUN FACTS

Carolyn Schnare

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
Silence.

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
Doughnuts

Carolyn Schnare

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

Carolyn Schnare

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
Silence.
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
Doughnuts

Carolyn Schnare

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

Jeff Lenard

MOST PROUD OF
I hope it’s still to be done.
CAN’T RESIST
A healthy debate.
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE
An uncluttered spot.
WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
Of the 24,000-plus songs on my iPod (yes, I know it’s 2017), four different ones have the title “Convenience Store.”
FAVORITE CONVENIENCE STORE ITEM
A winning lottery ticket

Jeff’s job is talking and telling the industry’s story, but his official fancy title is NACS Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives. What that means is that he helps find ways to partner credible nutrition and community-focused groups to decrease misperceptions and underscore the industry’s positive business practices to the public, media and policymakers.

 And, of course, talk about fuels. Don’t get him started with mind-numbing details and trivia related to the history of fueling (Col. Sanders once owned gas stations!) or stats and other details about America’s fueling stations, convenience stores.

Along the way, Jeff has conducted nearly 6,000 media interviews and has been part of hundreds of videos, on both sides of the camera. Not bad for someone with an engineering degree (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and also a graduate degree (Syracuse University).

"One more thing...and another thing..."

~ Jeff Lenard

FUN FACTS

Jeff Lenard

MOST PROUD OF
I hope it’s still to be done.
CAN’T RESIST
A healthy debate.
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE
An uncluttered spot.

WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
Of the 24,000-plus songs on my iPod (yes, I know it’s 2017), four different ones have the title “Convenience Store.”
FAVORITE CONVENIENCE STORE ITEM
A winning lottery ticket

Jeff Lenard

Jeff’s job is talking and telling the industry’s story, but his official fancy title is NACS Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives. What that means is that he helps find ways to partner credible nutrition and community-focused groups to decrease misperceptions and underscore the industry’s positive business practices to the public, media and policymakers.

 And, of course, talk about fuels. Don’t get him started with mind-numbing details and trivia related to the history of fueling (Col. Sanders once owned gas stations!) or stats and other details about America’s fueling stations, convenience stores.

Along the way, Jeff has conducted nearly 6,000 media interviews and has been part of hundreds of videos, on both sides of the camera. Not bad for someone with an engineering degree (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and also a graduate degree (Syracuse University).

FUN FACTS

Jeff Lenard

MOST PROUD OF
I hope it’s still to be done.
CAN’T RESIST
A healthy debate.
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE
An uncluttered spot.
WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
Of the 24,000-plus songs on my iPod (yes, I know it’s 2017), four different ones have the title “Convenience Store.”
FAVORITE CONVENIENCE STORE ITEM
A winning lottery ticket

Jeff Lenard

Jeff’s job is talking and telling the industry’s story, but his official fancy title is NACS Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives. What that means is that he helps find ways to partner credible nutrition and community-focused groups to decrease misperceptions and underscore the industry’s positive business practices to the public, media and policymakers.

 And, of course, talk about fuels. Don’t get him started with mind-numbing details and trivia related to the history of fueling (Col. Sanders once owned gas stations!) or stats and other details about America’s fueling stations, convenience stores.

Along the way, Jeff has conducted nearly 6,000 media interviews and has been part of hundreds of videos, on both sides of the camera. Not bad for someone with an engineering degree (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and also a graduate degree (Syracuse University).

John EichbergerFUN FACTS

John Eichberger

MOST PROUD OF
My 3 year old daughter’s passion for driving – I am starting her early so she doesn’t fall into this no driver license/autonomous vehicle trap of the younger generations.
CAN’T RESIST
Being a sarcastic curmudgeon
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE
Incredible Hulk Hands and a talking Anger doll from the movie Inside Out (Can you sense a theme?)
WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
Used to compete in the World’s Strongest Man Competition, but retired to give Magnus a fighting chance.
FAVORITE CONVENIENCE STORE ITEM
64 oz (or bigger) Diet Coke

With nearly 20 years of experience in the fuels sector, 17 of which was spent working in the political world as a congressional staffer or lobbyist, John has a breadth of knowledge and perspective that he leverages to make anything he says sound convincing. Incorporating a sometimes overabundance of sarcasm with his passion for the transportation industry, he has been known to make the most boring subjects seem somewhat tolerable. John’s education as a history major in no way prepared him to understand the intricacies of fuels and vehicles operations nor the delicate balance between environmental protection and economic performance. John spent 15 years representing the convenience and fuel retailing industry before Congress, the administration and media before becoming the Executive Director of the Fuels Institute, considered by many to be the most diverse organization focused analyzing factors influencing the vehicle and transportation energy sector. His true passion is helping people understand various perspectives and showcasing facts and figures to debunk mythology and hype.

"Some of this is true; some of this is better"

FUN FACTS

John Eichberger

MOST PROUD OF
My 3 year old daughter’s passion for driving – I am starting her early so she doesn’t fall into this no driver license/autonomous vehicle trap of the younger generations.
CAN’T RESIST
Being a sarcastic curmudgeon

THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE

Incredible Hulk Hands and a talking Anger doll from the movie Inside Out (Can you sense a theme?)
WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
Used to compete in the World’s Strongest Man Competition, but retired to give Magnus a fighting chance.
FAVORITE CONVENIENCE STORE ITEM
64 oz (or bigger) Diet Coke

John Eichberger

With nearly 20 years of experience in the fuels sector, 17 of which was spent working in the political world as a congressional staffer or lobbyist, John has a breadth of knowledge and perspective that he leverages to make anything he says sound convincing. Incorporating a sometimes overabundance of sarcasm with his passion for the transportation industry, he has been known to make the most boring subjects seem somewhat tolerable. John’s education as a history major in no way prepared him to understand the intricacies of fuels and vehicles operations nor the delicate balance between environmental protection and economic performance. John spent 15 years representing the convenience and fuel retailing industry before Congress, the administration and media before becoming the Executive Director of the Fuels Institute, considered by many to be the most diverse organization focused analyzing factors influencing the vehicle and transportation energy sector. His true passion is helping people understand various perspectives and showcasing facts and figures to debunk mythology and hype.

FUN FACTS

John Eichberger

MOST PROUD OF
My 3 year old daughter’s passion for driving – I am starting her early so she doesn’t fall into this no driver license/autonomous vehicle trap of the younger generations.
CAN’T RESIST
Being a sarcastic curmudgeon

THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE

Incredible Hulk Hands and a talking Anger doll from the movie Inside Out (Can you sense a theme?)
WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
Used to compete in the World’s Strongest Man Competition, but retired to give Magnus a fighting chance.
FAVORITE CONVENIENCE STORE ITEM
64 oz (or bigger) Diet Coke

John Eichberger

With nearly 20 years of experience in the fuels sector, 17 of which was spent working in the political world as a congressional staffer or lobbyist, John has a breadth of knowledge and perspective that he leverages to make anything he says sound convincing. Incorporating a sometimes overabundance of sarcasm with his passion for the transportation industry, he has been known to make the most boring subjects seem somewhat tolerable. John’s education as a history major in no way prepared him to understand the intricacies of fuels and vehicles operations nor the delicate balance between environmental protection and economic performance. John spent 15 years representing the convenience and fuel retailing industry before Congress, the administration and media before becoming the Executive Director of the Fuels Institute, considered by many to be the most diverse organization focused analyzing factors influencing the vehicle and transportation energy sector. His true passion is helping people understand various perspectives and showcasing facts and figures to debunk mythology and hype.

Stephanie SikorskiFUN FACTS

Stephanie

Sikorski

MOST PROUD OF
Rescuing, and bottle-feeding back to health, what was then a 1-week old, half-a-pound kitten from a local animal shelter (she is now 13 years old). Later, worked with a pretty amazing group of volunteers to build a foundation from the ground up, dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of homeless animals, http://animalshelterfoundation.org/
CAN’T RESIST
Frames! (eyewear frames that is.) And a good cup of coffee. Oh, and a trail run. Wait, one more: shoes. Was there a limit to this question?
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE
Stacks of paper. For someone who loves modern design and clean lines, it looks like someone ransacked my office while I was out.
WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
Did set design in high school, more than 730 unique beer check-ins, always looking to experience the out-of-the-ordinary (ice hotel, tree house and yurt are some of the most recent).
FAVORITE CONVENIENCE STORE ITEM
Chocolate milk after a run and trail mix on road trips. That’s right, folks: lots of better-for-you options are available at a c-store near you.

Stephanie is currently NACS Vice President of Marketing.

Prior to NACS, Stephanie was Marketing and Communications Manager – Member Programs for The Vision Council, which represents the manufacturers and suppliers of the optical industry. She has been working in the Marketing and Communications field for more than 17 years, gaining experience with the City of Tallahassee, Florida, as well as Napier Outdoors and Creative Arts. She has been an active member of the American Marketing Association’s D.C. Chapter (AMADC)—the fourth largest chapter in the nation—and currently serves as President. Sikorski holds degrees in Business Administration and Marketing from Niagara College Canada, an honors B.A. in Communication and a concentration in Public Relations from George Mason University, and a Master’s degree from Georgetown University in Integrated Marketing Communications. Stephanie also received the designation of Cause Consultant by Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication and holds leadership certificates from NACS Marketing Leadership Program (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University) and NACS Women’s Leadership Program (Yale School of Management, Yale University). She resides in Alexandria, VA.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world."

~ Often attributed to Ghandi (although some still debate its origin)

FUN FACTS

Stephanie

Sikorski

MOST PROUD OF

Rescuing, and bottle-feeding back to health, what was then a 1-week old, half-a-pound kitten from a local animal shelter (she is now 13 years old). Later, worked with a pretty amazing group of volunteers to build a foundation from the ground up, dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of homeless animals, http://animalshelterfoundation.org/
CAN’T RESIST
Frames! (eyewear frames that is.) And a good cup of coffee. Oh, and a trail run. Wait, one more: shoes. Was there a limit to this question?

THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE
Stacks of paper. For someone who loves modern design and clean lines, it looks like someone ransacked my office while I was out.
WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
Did set design in high school, more than 730 unique beer check-ins, always looking to experience the out-of-the-ordinary (ice hotel, tree house and yurt are some of the most recent).
FAVORITE CONVENIENCE STORE ITEM
Chocolate milk after a run and trail mix on road trips. That’s right, folks: lots of better-for-you options are available at a c-store near you.

Stephanie is currently NACS Vice President of Marketing.

Prior to NACS, Stephanie was Marketing and Communications Manager – Member Programs for The Vision Council, which represents the manufacturers and suppliers of the optical industry. She has been working in the Marketing and Communications field for more than 17 years, gaining experience with the City of Tallahassee, Florida, as well as Napier Outdoors and Creative Arts. She has been an active member of the American Marketing Association’s D.C. Chapter (AMADC)—the fourth largest chapter in the nation—and currently serves as President. Sikorski holds degrees in Business Administration and Marketing from Niagara College Canada, an honors B.A. in Communication and a concentration in Public Relations from George Mason University, and a Master’s degree from Georgetown University in Integrated Marketing Communications. Stephanie also received the designation of Cause Consultant by Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication and holds leadership certificates from NACS Marketing Leadership Program (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University) and NACS Women’s Leadership Program (Yale School of Management, Yale University). She resides in Alexandria, VA.

FUN FACTS

Stephanie

Sikorski

MOST PROUD OF
Rescuing, and bottle-feeding back to health, what was then a 1-week old, half-a-pound kitten from a local animal shelter (she is now 13 years old). Later, worked with a pretty amazing group of volunteers to build a foundation from the ground up, dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of homeless animals, http://animalshelterfoundation.org/
CAN’T RESIST
Frames! (eyewear frames that is.) And a good cup of coffee. Oh, and a trail run. Wait, one more: shoes. Was there a limit to this question?
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE
Stacks of paper. For someone who loves modern design and clean lines, it looks like someone ransacked my office while I was out.
WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
Did set design in high school, more than 730 unique beer check-ins, always looking to experience the out-of-the-ordinary (ice hotel, tree house and yurt are some of the most recent).
FAVORITE CONVENIENCE STORE ITEM
Chocolate milk after a run and trail mix on road trips. That’s right, folks: lots of better-for-you options are available at a c-store near you.

Stephanie Sikorski

Stephanie is currently NACS Vice President of Marketing.

Prior to NACS, Stephanie was Marketing and Communications Manager – Member Programs for The Vision Council, which represents the manufacturers and suppliers of the optical industry. She has been working in the Marketing and Communications field for more than 17 years, gaining experience with the City of Tallahassee, Florida, as well as Napier Outdoors and Creative Arts. She has been an active member of the American Marketing Association’s D.C. Chapter (AMADC)—the fourth largest chapter in the nation—and currently serves as President. Sikorski holds degrees in Business Administration and Marketing from Niagara College Canada, an honors B.A. in Communication and a concentration in Public Relations from George Mason University, and a Master’s degree from Georgetown University in Integrated Marketing Communications. Stephanie also received the designation of Cause Consultant by Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication and holds leadership certificates from NACS Marketing Leadership Program (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University) and NACS Women’s Leadership Program (Yale School of Management, Yale University). She resides in Alexandria, VA.

Donovan WoodsFUN FACTS

Donovan Woods

MOST PROUD OF
Sony, for giving the movie rights to Spider-Man back to Marvel
CAN’T RESIST
Sugar
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE
A clean desk
WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
Fluent in American Sign Language
FAVORITE CONVENIENCE STORE ITEM
Dorito’s + Snickers bar (literally eating them at the same time; it’s a magical combination)

Born to human parents a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Donovan Woods has always had a job of some sort. It was this love of hard work that landed him at NACS in 2010. It was also this work ethic that pushed him beyond his boundaries into the world of fuels and vehicles in 2014 with the Fuels Institute. Now his two loves (a steady job + podcast recordings) have combined to allow him to be a part of the industry’s greatest podcast team since 2016. He is a Virginia native with a love of music, animals, personal time, family, Spider-Man, Batman, Star Wars, John Mayer, New Edition, Coldplay and Tom Cruise. Most importantly, Tom Cruise. Seriously, has there been a better actor? While he didn’t attend Duke University, the 1991 championship team made a big impression on a 14-year-old obsessed with basketball. Why does he love Duke basketball so much? Because all they do is win win win!

"Attitude reflects leadership, captian."

~ Remember the Titans

FUN FACTS

Donovan Woods

MOST PROUD OF
Sony, for giving the movie rights to Spider-Man back to Marvel
CAN’T RESIST
Sugar
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE
A clean desk

WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
Fluent in American Sign Language
FAVORITE CONVENIENCE STORE ITEM
Dorito’s + Snickers bar (literally eating them at the same time; it’s a magical combination)

Donovan Woods

Born to human parents a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Donovan Woods has always had a job of some sort. It was this love of hard work that landed him at NACS in 2010. It was also this work ethic that pushed him beyond his boundaries into the world of fuels and vehicles in 2014 with the Fuels Institute. Now his two loves (a steady job + podcast recordings) have combined to allow him to be a part of the industry’s greatest podcast team since 2016. He is a Virginia native with a love of music, animals, personal time, family, Spider-Man, Batman, Star Wars, John Mayer, New Edition, Coldplay and Tom Cruise. Most importantly, Tom Cruise. Seriously, has there been a better actor? While he didn’t attend Duke University, the 1991 championship team made a big impression on a 14-year-old obsessed with basketball. Why does he love Duke basketball so much? Because all they do is win win win!

FUN FACTS

Donovan Woods

MOST PROUD OF
Sony, for giving the movie rights to Spider-Man back to Marvel
CAN’T RESIST
Sugar
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE
A clean desk
WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
Fluent in American Sign Language
FAVORITE CONVENIENCE STORE ITEM
Dorito’s + Snickers bar (literally eating them at the same time; it’s a magical combination)

Donovan Woods

Born to human parents a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Donovan Woods has always had a job of some sort. It was this love of hard work that landed him at NACS in 2010. It was also this work ethic that pushed him beyond his boundaries into the world of fuels and vehicles in 2014 with the Fuels Institute. Now his two loves (a steady job + podcast recordings) have combined to allow him to be a part of the industry’s greatest podcast team since 2016. He is a Virginia native with a love of music, animals, personal time, family, Spider-Man, Batman, Star Wars, John Mayer, New Edition, Coldplay and Tom Cruise. Most importantly, Tom Cruise. Seriously, has there been a better actor? While he didn’t attend Duke University, the 1991 championship team made a big impression on a 14-year-old obsessed with basketball. Why does he love Duke basketball so much? Because all they do is win win win!

Britt BrewerFUN FACTS

Britt Brewer

FAVORITE ACCESSORY
A killer playlist.
CAN’T RESIST
Photobombing strangers.
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE
A miniature, plastic wizard that my friend Diane gave me. We named him Shaquille.
WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
I grew up in Columbia, TN, just outside of Nashville. It’s the Mule Capital of the world. “Mule Day” takes place every spring—complete with a fair, parade and parties… It’s a lot of fun.
HOW TO GET HER ON A DATE
Quiet confidence mixed with unique wit and humor is a deadly combination.

WORK STUFF

  • I’m a proud member of the NACS Marketing team.
  • I thoroughly enjoy my life at NACS—largely due to having the best colleagues ever.
  • I get to work on cool projects like Convenience Matters, NACS TV and various education programs.

LIFE STUFF 

  • I have two nieces, and they’re the funniest people I know.
  • I travel as often as possible.
  • I go to a lot of concerts. Like, a lot…
  • I’m what you might call “outdoorsy.”

"The world belongs to the energetic."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

FUN FACTS

Britt Brewer

FAVORITE ACCESSORY
A killer playlist.
CAN’T RESIST
Photobombing strangers.
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE
A miniature, plastic wizard that my friend Diane gave me. We named him Shaquille.

WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
I grew up in Columbia, TN, just outside of Nashville. It’s the Mule Capital of the world. “Mule Day” takes place every spring—complete with a fair, parade and parties… It’s a lot of fun.
HOW TO GET HER ON A DATE
Quiet confidence mixed with unique wit and humor is a deadly combination.

WORK STUFF

  • I’m a proud member of the NACS Marketing team. 
  • I thoroughly enjoy my life at NACS—largely due to having the best colleagues ever. 
  • I get to work on cool projects like Convenience Matters, NACS TV and various education programs. 

LIFE STUFF 

  • I have two nieces, and they’re the funniest people I know. 
  • I travel as often as possible.
  • I go to a lot of concerts. Like, a lot… 
  • I’m what you might call “outdoorsy.” 

FUN FACTS

Britt Brewer

FAVORITE ACCESSORY
A killer playlist.
CAN’T RESIST
Photobombing strangers.
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE
A miniature, plastic wizard that my friend Diane gave me. We named him Shaquille.
WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
I grew up in Columbia, TN, just outside of Nashville. It’s the Mule Capital of the world. “Mule Day” takes place every spring—complete with a fair, parade and parties… It’s a lot of fun.
HOW TO GET HER ON A DATE
Quiet confidence mixed with unique wit and humor is a deadly combination.

WORK STUFF

  • I’m a proud member of the NACS Marketing team. 
  • I thoroughly enjoy my life at NACS—largely due to having the best colleagues ever. 
  • I get to work on cool projects like Convenience Matters, NACS TV and various education programs. 

LIFE STUFF 

  • I have two nieces, and they’re the funniest people I know. 
  • I travel as often as possible.
  • I go to a lot of concerts. Like, a lot… 
  • I’m what you might call “outdoorsy.” 

Jayme GoughFUN FACTS

Jayme Gough

CAN’T RESIST
Oreo cookies…seriously. Keep them away from me! Also, coffee.
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE
The children’s books. With my roots in the school system, I like to be reminded that everything we do impacts the next generations.
WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
I’ve driven across the country – twice (visiting 35 states). And I’d like to do it again!
FAVORITE CONVENIENCE STORE ITEM
Definitely Oreos. I wasn’t kidding!

Jayme Gough is an Analyst for the NACS Research Department. She joined NACS in June of 2017 after having worked for the Alexandria City Public Schools for two years. In addition to collecting and analyzing data for the annual State of the Industry Compensation Report, she manages the NACS category definitions and assists with the State of the Industry enterprise and consumer insights portfolio. Jayme holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Bates College and a Project Management certificate from Georgetown University. She resides in Alexandria with her husband and Corgi.

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"

~ Wayne Gretzky

FUN FACTS

Jayme Gough

CAN’T RESIST
Oreo cookies…seriously. Keep them away from me! Also, coffee.
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE
The children’s books. With my roots in the school system, I like to be reminded that everything we do impacts the next generations.

WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
I’ve driven across the country – twice (visiting 35 states). And I’d like to do it again!
FAVORITE CONVENIENCE STORE ITEM
Definitely Oreos. I wasn’t kidding!

Jayme Gough

Jayme Gough is an Analyst for the NACS Research Department. She joined NACS in June of 2017 after having worked for the Alexandria City Public Schools for two years. In addition to collecting and analyzing data for the annual State of the Industry Compensation Report, she manages the NACS category definitions and assists with the State of the Industry enterprise and consumer insights portfolio. Jayme holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Bates College and a Project Management certificate from Georgetown University. She resides in Alexandria with her husband and Corgi.

FUN FACTS

Jayme Gough

CAN’T RESIST
Oreo cookies…seriously. Keep them away from me! Also, coffee.
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE
The children’s books. With my roots in the school system, I like to be reminded that everything we do impacts the next generations.
WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
I’ve driven across the country – twice (visiting 35 states). And I’d like to do it again!
FAVORITE CONVENIENCE STORE ITEM
Definitely Oreos. I wasn’t kidding!

Jayme Gough is an Analyst for the NACS Research Department. She joined NACS in June of 2017 after having worked for the Alexandria City Public Schools for two years. In addition to collecting and analyzing data for the annual State of the Industry Compensation Report, she manages the NACS category definitions and assists with the State of the Industry enterprise and consumer insights portfolio. Jayme holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Bates College and a Project Management certificate from Georgetown University. She resides in Alexandria with her husband and Corgi.

Chris BlaskinskyFUN FACTS

Chris Blasinsky

MOST PROUD OF
My niece and nephew, they are the coolest little humans.
CAN’T RESIST
Traveling, and even better traveling to places with awesome dive sites.
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE
A rubber band ball from all of the rubber bands a certain upscale grocery chain uses to wrap around its take-out containers.
WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
I’m an amateur potter, I’ve been scuba diving since 2006, I have a Pez Dispenser collection, and I really hate peas.
FAVORITE CONVENIENCE STORE ITEM
Coffee!

Chris joined NACS in February 2005 after spending four years in the beer industry and two years on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. She is currently the content communications strategist at NACS and works on everything from food safety to fuels and helps manage the Ideas 2 Go program. She graduated from West Virginia University with a BA in English/minor in political science.

"Howdy Ho!"

~ Mr. Hankey

FUN FACTS

Chris Blasinsky

MOST PROUD OF
My niece and nephew, they are the coolest little humans.
CAN’T RESIST
Traveling, and even better traveling to places with awesome dive sites.
FAVORITE CONVENIENCE STORE ITEM
Coffee!

THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE
A rubber band ball from all of the rubber bands a certain upscale grocery chain uses to wrap around its take-out containers.
WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
I’m an amateur potter, I’ve been scuba diving since 2006, I have a Pez Dispenser collection, and I really hate peas.

Chris Blaskinsky

Chris joined NACS in February 2005 after spending four years in the beer industry and two years on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. She is currently the content communications strategist at NACS and works on everything from food safety to fuels and helps manage the Ideas 2 Go program. She graduated from West Virginia University with a BA in English/minor in political science.

"Howdy Ho!"

~ Mr. Hankey

FUN FACTS

Chris Blasinsky

MOST PROUD OF
My niece and nephew, they are the coolest little humans. 
CAN’T RESIST
Traveling, and even better traveling to places with awesome dive sites.
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR OFFICE
A rubber band ball from all of the rubber bands a certain upscale grocery chain uses to wrap around its take-out containers.
WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
I’m an amateur potter, I’ve been scuba diving since 2006, I have a Pez Dispenser collection, and I really hate peas. 
FAVORITE CONVENIENCE STORE ITEM
Coffee!

Chris Blaskinsky

Chris joined NACS in February 2005 after spending four years in the beer industry and two years on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. She is currently the content communications strategist at NACS and works on everything from food safety to fuels and helps manage the Ideas 2 Go program. She graduated from West Virginia University with a BA in English/minor in political science.

"Howdy Ho!"

~ Mr. Hankey