Tom is the Chief Merchandising Officer of Casey’s and he has been in the role since the end of October 2019. He is responsible for reinventing the guest experience in stores and for the brand. Tom leads an amazing team of merchandising, food service, marketing, advertising, and guest insights professionals who work every day to bring relevant, engaging, and convenient offerings along with delicious food to Casey’s guests. He joined Casey’s from CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., the parent of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, where he was Chief Operating Officer responsible for the operations and support of over 3,000 restaurants across the United States. Prior to CKE, Tom spent 11 years at 7-Eleven in a variety of leadership roles in merchandising, category management, store development and operations. Before 7-Eleven, he worked in the financial planning and analysis group at Target Corporation and he also served six years active duty as an Armor Officer in the U.S. Army. He holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point.