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NACS Show 2023
  • Conference: October 3-6, 2023
  • Expo: October 4-6, 2023
  • Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta

Lyle Beckwith

Sr. Vice President, Government Relations
NACS

NACS Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement strategies to successfully achieve the Association’s government relations objectives. 

Employment History:

  • National Association of Convenience Stores, Alexandria, Virginia (1994-present) Senior Vice President, Government Relations. 
  • We Card, the nations’ most ubiquitous age verification training program for retailers, Alexandria, VA (1995-present).  Board of Directors. 
  • Public Affairs Consultant, Washington, DC (1990-1994) Vice President- Kostmayer Communications. 
  • Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago, IL (1988-1990) Financial Futures Floor Trader. 
  • Beverage Retailers Against Driving Drunk, Washington, DC (1986-1988) Executive Director. 
  • National Association of Convenience Stores, Alexandria, Virginia (1985-1986) Manager, State Relations. 
  • Grassroots Communications, Inc., Washington, DC  (1982-1985) Manager, Government Relations. 

Education:

  • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.  BS degree in Horticulture.
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.  Executive Leadership Class
  • United States Marine Corps, Quantico, VA, Graduate, Platoon Leaders Class 

Awards:

  • 2018 4 individual Pollie Awards for Best Public Affairs Campaign and ads
  • 2017 3 individual Reed awards for Best Public Affairs Campaign and ads
  • 2016 14 individual MarComm Awards for campaigns and advertisements
  • 2015 2 individual Pollie Awards for Best Public Affairs/Grassroots campaign
  • 2015 2 individual MarComm Awards for Best Grassroots campaign
  • 2012 3 individual Pollie Awards for Best Public Affairs Campaign and ads
  • 2011 Reed Award for Best Radio Commercial in a Public Affairs Campaign
  • 2010 Reed Award for Best Public Affairs Campaign
  • 2010 MarComm Award for Best Web-Based Multi-Media

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Upcoming Elections and What They Mean for Convenience

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