Andy Rebholz is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at TravelCenters of America. Also, Rebholz is Executive Vice President of The RMR Group LLC and a member of the RMR Executive Operating Committee. Prior to his role as Chief Executive Officer, Rebholz served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since November 2007. Rebholz has been Senior Vice President of The RMR Group LLC, or RMR, since November 2007. Rebholz served as our Senior Vice President and Controller from January 2007 to November 2007, as Vice President and Controller from July 2002 to January 2007 and as Corporate Controller prior to that time since 1997.
Frank Love is the President and C.O.O. of Love’s Operating Companies, Inc. Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores operates over 200 interstate travel centers and convenience stores located in 33 states across America. Oklahoma City is the headquarters for Love’s. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, Love spent two years with the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company before joining his family’s company in 1994. He and his wife, Malia, have two children.
Charlie Bosselman and Brandi Bosselman oversee the Bosselman Companies. Currently, the Bosselman Companies are headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska, and own and operate: 49 Pump & Pantry convenience stores; 44 Boss Shops; the Bosselman Travel Center; a Hampton Inn, 3 Pump & Pantry Motels, a Quality Inn & Suites, a Comfort Inn & Suites and 6 Motel 6 franchises; 2 Grandma Max's and 1 Max's Highway Diner Restaurants, 1 Quaker Steak & Lube, Sam Bass' Saloon & Steakhouse, and Schmooter's Bar & Casino; Food Courts including Subway, Little Caesars, and Caribou Coffee; and the Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team. This family organization is now in its third generation and has expanded across the nation in 24 states with over 1,400 employees.
Jim Hays is the Owner/Developer of Dodge City Petro, a Popeye’s franchisee, and owner of a petroleum jobbership, Hays & Son Oil Co, which owns and operates convenience stores and sells commercial fuel and lubes in the north Alabama area. He has been involved in the commercial real estate development business, and for over twenty years, he has owned and operated real estate development companies Hays Properties LLC , and JTK GROUP LLC, that develop commercial real estate from the design phase, excavating, and infrastructure to finished buildings. Hays is CFO of DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES, an electronics manufacturing company. He currently serve on the boards of Petroleum & Convenience Store Marketers of Alabama and the PURE Oil Jobbers Co-op. His wife Terri works with him in our businesses, and they have one daughter Karen.
Robert Bolduc founded the Pride C-store and Truckstop chain 1972 in Springfield, Mass. He is currently the Advisor. The chain has 32 stores and two truckstops in Mass. and Conn. and is now constructing a third travel center. Bob is an engineering graduate of Notre Dame and has a Master’s degree from Purdue. He served in the US Army in Vietnam. In 2012, Bob, as he likes to be called, was honored as the top entrepreneur in Western Mass. Bob was the first in Western Mass. to add a Dunkin Donuts franchise and, later, a Subway restaurant. Pride was the first in Mass. to sell ethanol based gas and later became the first to sell biodiesel. Pride is now the poster-child for the sale of fresh foods in convenience stores. Pride is proudest of its community support and charitable giving, truly believing in giving back with management time and financially.
Bob Wollenman is Managing Partner of Deluxe Truck Stop in St. Joseph, Mo. With 40+ years in the petroleum industry and 35+ years in the truck stop industry, he offers the single unit operator perspective and believes he works well with others. Bob is active with NATSO, participating in numerous Day on the Hill events and the Government Affairs Committee. Bob sits on the Progressive Community Services Board, the Hillcrest Transitional Living Board and the South St. Joseph Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Plant Board. He has served on the United Way Board, (including as Annual Fundraising Chair) and on the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce Board, currently chairing its Board Development Committee. Bob has been married to Connie for 44 years. They have three children and four grandchildren. Their son Nick is engaged in Deluxe Truck Stop’s operation. Bob and Connie attend Brookdale Church and are Missouri Western State University graduates.
Gerald Danniel has served as Chief Operating Officer for Liberty Petroleum Distributors and its affiliates since September 2011. Gerald formerly served as VP of Operations, focusing on company sales along with the corporation’s daily operations. He continues to lead the IT and Support divisions for these organizations. Joining Liberty in 2003, Gerald began as an Operations Manager primarily contributing to the improvement of operating standards and increased expansion. Gerald earned his BS, Electrical Engineering and MBA, Management and Finance from Wilkes University in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He graduated with Magna Cum Laude distinction from his graduate program. Gerald maintains a membership with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Delta Mu Delta Honor Society. Gerald co-chairs the Steering Committee for NATSO’s Future Leaders Program. He embraces a commitment to his community through participation in philanthropic activities, particularly those combining his interest of golf with that of charitable endeavors.
James A. “Jimmy” Haslam III serves as chief executive officer of Pilot Flying J. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Flying J is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America with more than 650 retail locations. Pilot Flying J subsidiary Pilot Thomas Logistics is one of the fastest growing energy logistics companies in North America. Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for America’s drivers.
Haslam, who has served on numerous community boards and is the co-founder of the Haslam Scholars Program at the University of Tennessee, received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011 from the UT College of Business Administration, now called the Haslam College of Business in honor of his father. He purchased controlling interest in the NFL’s Cleveland Browns in 2012. Haslam is married to Susan “Dee” Bagwell Haslam, and they have three children and five grandchildren.
Tristen Griffith is President of Sacramento 49er Travel Plaza. She oversees her family owned and operated, full-service truck stop in California. Primary services include 24/7 Silver Skillet Restaurant, 4 bay Service Center, Truck Wash, and Travel Store. Tristen most recently owned her own Wireless Toyz retail stores in Los Angeles and was honored as Sprint/Nextel's top performer. In 2006, Wireless Toyz, a top 100 fastest-growing franchise, appointed Tristen to their franchise expert's board. Prior to owning multiple franchise locations, she managed various departments for both the Ritz Carlton and FourSeasons Hotels and Resorts in Aspen, Cancun, Seattle and San Diego. She studied Management Theory and Practice in London, England and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Spanish from Pepperdine University. Recently, Tristen presented on the Capital Investment Panel at the 2017 NATSO show in Savannah, GA. Sacramento 49er Travel Plaza has been a member of NATSO for many years and wishes to continue supporting NATSO and the travel plaza/truck stop industry.
Robin Puthusseril is Vice President and owner/operator of Greater Chicago I-55 Truck Plaza in Bolingbrook, IL. She has been involved in the truck stop industry since 1999 and actively participates in NATSO's annual tradeshow, international and domestic tours, Day on the Hill, and in 2017 became a member of NATSO's Government Affairs Committee. Robin is also a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. with degrees in International Business, Information Technology, and Spanish. She has a passion for traveling the world and has she lived, worked, and studied in Toluca, Mexico and Sonderborg, Denmark.
Tom Heinz is President of Heinz, Inc. and Coffee Cup Fuel Stops & Convenience Stores, Inc. Tom's thirty-seven year business career has been in different segments of the petroleum industry. Tom's primary busine ss and day job began 31 years ago as co-founder/owner of Coffee Cup Fuel
Stops. Tom received the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Master of Science in Human R esources, and Master of Business Administration fro m Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota. Presently, Tom serves on the University of South Dakota Foundation Board of Directors, Vermillion, South Dakota, NATSO Foundation Board of Directors, Alexandria, VA, Dakota Hospital Board of Directors, Vermillion, SD., a nd is a member of David Nelson Petroleum Marketers 300 Study Group.
Alabama native and serial entrepreneur, Ted Giles is known to his friends, family & customers as the “fried chicken expert.” Ted began his career by stepping into a leadership role in a family foodservice equipment business that invented the ventless frying technology kicking off the foodservice movement in convenience stores, Giles Enterprises. Over the next 30+ years, Ted was responsible for growing and/or creating several businesses within the foodservice space, most notably Chester’s International (a 1000+ unit fractional franchise foodservice program), Wynn’s Grain & Spice (a blending supplier), & BirdShack Fried Chicken (a convenience store fried chicken program). Today, Ted focuses his efforts on his role as CEO of Wynn’s Grain & Spice. A long-time NATSO member, Ted looks forward to furthering his impact on the truck stop and travel plaza business industry through his role in the NATSO Chairman’s Circle. Ted currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife, Donna. Ted’s son and daughter-in-law, Wynn and Alexis Giles are the third generation to step into the leadership of their family businesses.
Business Development/Mergers & Acquisitions professional with 37 years of well rounded international/domestic petroleum experience in all types of transactions and management. Successfully completed over $15 billion in transactions.
Damon Borden was born into the trucking industry. My father drove a truck for all his working life. He was my connection to Broadway Truck Stops, Truck Town, back then. I started bugging the truck stop manager on my 16th birthday, in April of 1975, and was hired in July of that year. All fueling was full service back then and that's what I started doing. Over the 43 years that I have spent with Broadway, I worked in our shop, was shop foreman, drove a fuel truck on the weekends, and moved into management. I have been managing for the last 34 years. I have been active with NATSO for the last 13 years attending NATSO Connect and NATSO Day on Capitol Hill all of those years. I am married and we have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
Delia Moon Meier
Chair-Elect and Foundation Chair
Delia Moon Meier is the Senior Vice President of Iowa 80 Group and CAT Scale Co. She is a second-generation truckstop operator. Meier has served as a NATSO committee member, NATSO board member, Chairman of NATSO Government Affairs and is the current Chairman of the NATSO Foundation. Meier was also a past board member of Bettendorf Chamber of Commerce, past chair and long-term member of the Chamber Government Affairs Committee, past board member of the Iowa Underground Storage Tank Board and past board member of AMBEST. Meier also spends her time as a junior Achievement classroom volunteer, member of Asbury United Methodist Church and a Girl Scouts troop leader. Meier received her BBA from the University of Iowa. Delia and her husband, Dave, have three daughters.