ANKENY, Iowa–( BUSINESS )– Casey’s General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: CASY), the third largest convenience retailer and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States, today announced the appointment of Mike Spanos to its Board of Directors. Directors, making the number of directors 12. For more than 28 years, Mr. Spanos has led organizations and accelerated growth in the hospitality and food and beverage industries.
“We are pleased to welcome Mike to Casey’s Board of Directors as he brings significant experience based on his decades at PepsiCo,” said Lynn Horak, chairman of Casey’s board. “Mike’s experience in creating value and driving growth through strong supplier relationships will benefit Casey’s along with team members, guests and shareholders.”
Mr. Spanos previously served as president and CEO of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation from 2019-2021, the world’s largest theme park company and the largest water park company in North America. As CEO, he led the team through the crisis by implementing a transformational strategy to deliver sustainable growth.
Six flags ago, Mr. Spanos was CEO of PepsiCo Asia, Middle East, and North Africa (AMENA), where he was responsible for growing revenue and transforming food and beverage operations in more than 40 countries. Under his leadership, the company has accelerated growth for many years throughout the AMENA sector. Mr. Spanos has also held general business management roles of increasing responsibility at PepsiCo since 1993, starting as a frontline territory manager in North America.
Before joining PepsiCo, Mr. Spanos served in the United States Marine Corps from 1987 to 1993. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. degree in history, and received an M.S. degree in organizational behavior from the University of Pennsylvania.
“We are pleased to add Mike to Casey’s Board of Directors with his deep experience in building food and beverage supplier relationships and leading growth teams for customer-focused businesses like Casey’s,” said Darren Rebelez, president and CEO, Casey’s. “His experience will bring valuable insight to help Casey’s continue to develop food and beverage products, including our unique offerings, ultimately contributing to our growth and success.”
Casey’s is a Fortune 500 company (NASDAQ: CASY ) that operates more than 2,400 convenience stores. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the third largest grocery store chain and the largest pizza chain in the United States. Casey’s offers fresh food, quality fuel and friendly service at its locations. Guests can enjoy pizza, donuts, other baked goods, and a wide range of beverages and snacks. Learn more and order online at www.caseys.com, or via the mobile app.