Stephen L. Hightower II is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Hightowers Petroleum Company, one of North America’s largest, independently owned wholesale fuel distribution businesses, supplying more than 250 million gallons of fuel annually to customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
As COO, Mr. Hightower has led the company through 100% growth in sales. He leads and directs day-to-day operations, sets the strategic direction of the company and ensures execution and alignment across the business. He also provides regular status updates to the CEO and President, and the Board of Directors, keeping them apprised of the business’ progress.
He is active in his hometown, Middletown, Ohio. Serving as Chair of the Robert “Sonny” Hill Community Center Revitalization Project. The Community center will transform a nearly 100-year-old facility into a state-of-the-art home for Middletown’s Youth and their families. He also serves as chair for the Atrium Medical Center HEAL program that provides support and resources to families who have lost a child.
He has a passion for mentoring youth, sponsoring, and advising a group of area teens to participate in the YMCA Youth in Government program at the Ohio Statehouse. Additionally, he sits on The Boards of The Fuel Foundation, The American Red Cross and The Cincinnati USA Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA), The Young Presidents Organization (YPO).