• NACS Vice Chairman of Convention: Steve Loehr, vice president of operations support for LaCrosse, Wisconsin-based Kwik Trip Inc.; and
Steve Loehr: NACS Vice Chairman, Convention
Steve Loehr is vice president of operations support for Kwik Trip Inc., which operates about 375 Kwik Trip and Kwik Star convenience stores throughout three states.
As NACS Vice Chairman of convention, Loehr leads the activities of the NACS Convention Committee, which oversees the development and implementation of NACS events, including the NACS Show, one of the 50 largest annual tradeshows in the United States.
In addition to its corporate Support Center, which handles the administrative needs of stores, Kwik Trip
owns a bakery, commissary, dairy, distribution warehouse and vehicle maintenance divisions.
The fourth-generation, family-owned business opened its first store in 1965 in Eau Claire, Wis.
Prior to joining Kwik Trip 20 years ago, Loehr owned and operated a supermarket in the 1980s and worked for Gateway Foods of Pennsylvania, serving four years as its president.
He is active in a number of industry groups, serving on the boards of the Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association and Wisconsin Grocers Association, and is a member of the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA).
Loehr also is a board member of Merchants Bank, Martin Luther College, Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance and Western Technical College.
He earned a B.S. in political science from the University of Wisconsin -- Stevens Point.