Don Rhoads is the President of The Convenience Group, LLC, a convenience store chain operating in Washington State. Don began his convenience store career in 1989 as President of the Quick Shop Minit Mart, a 51 unit convenience store chain located in Vancouver, Washington. Don also owns and operates a Cannabis producer and processing facility in Oroville, Washington.
Prior to Quick Shop Minit Mart, Don was Business Development Administrator for the Small Business Development Center located at Washington State University. Additionally, Don was President of Columbia River Development Association, operating as a Small Business Administration 504 company in Washington State and Vice President of Columbia River Economic Council located in Clark County, Washington.
Currently, Don is a Board and committee member of the National Association of Convenience Stores, Board and Executive Committee member of Washington Food Industry Association, and past President and Board Member of Washington Association of Neighborhood Stores.
Don has served on many nonprofit and charitable organizations.
The Convenience Group was awarded the 2018 Washington State Retailer of the Year by the Washington Food Industry and Independent Grocers Association.
Don attended St. Mary’s College, Western Washington University, National Development Council and Wharton School Executive Program for Economics and Finance.
Don resides in Vancouver Washington with his wife, Jennifer and their two children, Donnie and Giovanna.