NACS Executive Leadership Program

July 30-August 3, 2023

The NACS Executive Leadership Program at Cornell University assists executives in the convenience store industry in attaining the perspective needed to understand and successfully respond to the challenges of a competitive marketplace.

Intended for individuals preparing to take on key leadership roles in retail companies, the program provides opportunities to supplement experience with formalized instruction on skills needed to drive long-term organizational performance, as well as 360-degree feedback and 1-on-1 coaching.

The Executive Leadership Program provides opportunities to:

  • Refine leadership skills that enable companies to drive long-term financial performance
  • Prepare for the demands of key company roles
  • Learn from exceptional faculty and a network of high-performing peers

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for high-potential executives who have been identified by their companies for expanded leadership responsibilities.


Dan Hooker
Director of Executive Education, Food Industry Management Program
Cornell University

Michael Hostetler
Director of Leadership Studies
Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management

Admission Details

Please contact the NACS team listed below for tuition information and registration

Tuition includes instruction, course materials, and assessments. Enrollment is limited to candidates from NACS Retail Member companies.

Past Participating Companies

  • 1st Stop
  • Alimentation Couche-Tard
  • Applegreen
  • Balmar
  • Cadena Comercial OXXO
  • Cameron Park Petroleum
  • Circle K
  • C.N. Brown
  • CrownCen Marketing
  • Cumberland Farms
  • DB Marketing
  • Energy North Group
  • Erickson Oil Products
  • Evans Group
  • Express Mart
  • Exxon Mobil
  • E-Z Mart
  • Frito-Lay
  • Garb-Ko
  • Go America
  • Hess
  • Huck’s
  • Ipiranga Produtos de Petroleo
  • J. Wade Quinn
  • Jackpot
  • Kroger
  • Kum & Go, L.C.
  • Kwik Trip
  • Lard Oil
  • Loaf ‘N Jug
  • Mega Saver
  • Mac’s
  • Miller Oil
  • Nice N Easy
  • Northern Tier Energy
  • Parsons Oil Co.
  • PepsiCo
  • Petro-Canada
  • Philippine Seven Corp
  • Pilot Travel Centers
  • Pit Stop
  • Pump N Pantry
  • Quaker Oats
  • QuikTrip
  • RAI Trade Marketing Services
  • RaceTrac Petroleum
  • Radiant Food Stores
  • Reitan Convenience Denmark
  • Robinson Oil
  • Royal Buying Group
  • Rutter’s
  • Sheetz
  • Shell
  • Shipley Stores
  • Sonbyrne Sales
  • Southwest Convenience Stores
  • SPAR
  • Speedee Mart
  • Speedway SuperAmerica
  • Statoil
  • Sterling Stores
  • Strasburger Enterprises
  • Stripes
  • Sunoco
  • Tedeschi Food Shops
  • The Spinx Co.
  • Tom Thumb
  • Town & Country Food Stores
  • Tri-Star Marketing
  • Village Oil
  • Village Pantry
  • Vintners Distributors
  • Wallis Companies
  • Wawa
  • Wayne Oil Co.
  • Weigel’s Stores, Inc.
  • West Star
  • Worsley
  • Zooms

NACS Contact Information

National Association of Convenience Stores
1600 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Brandi Mauro
Phone: 703-518-7223

Contact Us

Food Industry Management Program
475 Warren Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-7801