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

Sonja Hubbard

Yates Group

Sonja Yates Hubbard currently serves as a Principal for Yates Group, Inc., a family based real estate management firm. Sonja is a Certified Public Accountant who received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. 

Sonja served as the CEO for E-Z Mart Stores, Inc. for 20 years before the company was sold to GPM Investments in 2018.  The company was a family-owned business started by Sonja’s father, Jim Yates in 1970 and, at one point, operated over 500 convenience stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Sonja is a NACS Past Chairman who also served two terms as Chairman of Government Relations Committee and many years on the NACSPAC Committee.  In 2010 she was inducted into Convenience Store News’ Convenience Store Hall of Fame.

Throughout her career, she has served on a variety of boards including the Federal Reserve Banks of both St. Louis and Little Rock, currently chairing the boards of AR-TX REDI, an economic development organization; the Arkansas Research Alliance; and Opportunities, Inc.  She serves as a director for Riverbend Water Resources District, Christus Health Northeast Texas, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, UAMS Fund Foundation, Farmers Bank & Trust, and the University of Arkansas Accounting Advisory Council.

Speaking at:

Industry Mentors Share Sage Advice

Convenience retailers eagerly soak up any information and advice that helps them grow their businesses and become stronger leaders. This is the first time in NACS Show history that several industry...