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Anne P. Kothawala
President & CEO
Convenience Industry Council of Canada
Area Retail License Petro-CanadaCalgary and Area
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Kerry Ann Nicholson
Director, National AccountsCore-Mark International, Inc.
Kerry Ann Nicholson joined the convenience store industry in 2002 as thehuman resources director at Karrys Bros., Limited, a broad-line wholesale distributor. “Gaining a sound knowledge of the business allowed me to transition to a variety of operational, sales and leadership roles,” says Nicholson, who went on to become executive director of operations, overseeing the day-to-day business until Core-Mark acquired the assets of Karrys in 2015. Nicholson was an important part of the transition from one company to another; she worked closely with the acquisition team through the due diligence process then continued in the company and the industry in a sales leadership role as director of national accounts. Yet her leading accomplishment is not primarily professional, it’s personal. “My greatest achievement is raising my nine-year old twin girls to be happy, confident and caring people who embrace learning and challenges while growing my own career,” says Nicholson. That career goes beyond any one company. “It is important to contribute positively to the convenience industry to be able to anticipate and meet the changing needs of our customers.”
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Director, Channel DeliveryOntario Lottery and Gaming Corporation