Please Join Me in Thanking NATSO Chairman's Circle Members

I’d like to take a moment to draw your attention to a special group of supporters who have helped make NATSO’s efforts in this time possible: our Chairman’s Circle members.
Please Join Me in Thanking NATSO Chairman's Circle Members

I’d like to take a moment to say “thank you” to everyone who has contacted me to share ideas and appreciation for NATSO’s efforts to assist travel plazas in this critical time. I am incredibly moved that you took the time to do so in the midst of your critical work to keep our nation moving.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t draw your attention to a special group of supporters who have helped make NATSO’s efforts in this time possible: our Chairman’s Circle members.

The financial support our Chairman’s Circle members have invested in NATSO for years - in many cases for decades - has helped equip NATSO to serve you effectively during this critical time. Not only that, they have been quick to share their expertise with us to help the industry navigate this crisis. Many of them actively participate on our committees and boards. This is a powerful testament to their commitment to our industry.

Our country stands on its feet because you, our truckstops and travel centers, have stepped up in amazing ways. I hope you will join me in thanking these partners who stand beside you.

NATSO Chairman's Circle Members:


Ginger Laidlaw
The Alternative Fuels Council, a NATSO company, provides expert knowledge on alternative fuel management and regulatory compliance. We assist fuel marketers with federal and state regulations, incentives, supply options and infrastructure advice. Visit for more information. | (703) 739- 8574

Trace Walker
At Blue Beacon, we pride ourselves in serving your truck washing and Washout needs in a friendly and courteous manner. We appreciate your business and want you to be satisfied. Located at the country’s finest travel plazas, Blue Beacon Truck Wash locations are conveniently located and provide easy access for even the biggest rigs. With over 110 – 24hr locations and growing, and more than 45 years of experience, Blue Beacon Truck Wash is the most recognized and trusted truck washing service in the nation. You can count on us to consistently deliver a high quality wash in the shortest amount of time possible. Our prices are among the lowest in the industry, and we accept most credit cards and checks. Visit for more information. | (785)825-2221

Adam Harrell
Bridgestone is one of the best-known and most-trusted names in truck tires today, with products for every vehicle type and service, whether over-the-road on/off highway or specialty applications. Bridgestone tires are available from the largest network of truckstops in America. Visit for more information. | 615-937-1457

David Charles, Jr.
Cash Depot is a full-service ATM and Air/Vac company dedicated to offering the best products and services which include Merchant Processing, Purchase, Rental and Free Placement Program. When you Do business with us, you receive quality, reliability, accountability and dependability. Call 1-800-776-8834 or visit to discuss how we can provide you a solution to fit your needs! | (920) 432-5777

Heather DeBallie
Locations that sell diesel need a CAT Scale. Operators can join the world’s leading public truck scale network. CAT Scale has more than 1,850 locations across the U.S. and Canada. There are no startup costs and equipment, maintenance and training are provided. Professional drivers seek out CAT Scales. CAT Scale can bring more money to the bottom line. Visit for more information. | 563-468-5216

Anne Smart
Electric mobility is the smart choice.We make it the easy one, too. Since 2007, we’ve focused solely on offering the best electric vehicle (EV) charging experience for everyone involved in the shift to electric mobility. Visit for more information. | (408) 841-4500

Ted Giles
Since 1952, Birmingham-based Chester’s International LLC has been serving customers delicious, fresh fried chicken and signature sides using old, southern family recipes. Chester’s is a leading fractional franchise company with expertise in developing food- service programs for convenience store and grocery retail chains. Visit for more information. | 205-949-4690

Patty Looney
Chevron Lubricants is a leading supplier of lubrication solutions to fleets and owner operators in North America. With wide distribution, a strong support network and the award-winning, industry-leading Delo family of products, Chevron can help you meet your lubrication requirements. Visit for more information. | 561-632-7347

Donald Densmore
The Coca-Cola Co. is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with nearly 500 sparkling and still brands. Along with Coca-Cola, recognized as the world’s most valuable brand, the company’s portfolio includes 15 other billion-dollar brands. For more information about Coca-Cola, please visit | (770) 200-8892

Gordon Price
DAS Companies Inc. is a full-service marketing and global supply chain portfolio company. Privately-held, DAS Companies designs, imports and distributes truck and auto accessories, travel merchandise and mobile electronics that add safety, convenience, comfort and leisure to on-the-go consumers through a series of channel partnerships including travel centers, heavy-duty trucking centers, and electronics and specialty retailers. Visit for more information. | 717-507-0363

Nathan S Oland, AIC, LUTCF
Successful operators need to know what their insurance agent knows about the travel plaza business and should feel good that they have the correct and specific coverage, service and risk management support they need. Federated Insurance is a NATSO Chairman’s Circle partner for good reason.Their marketing representatives will ensure operators’ peace of mind with major client service standards. At Federated, it’s their business to protect yours! Visit our website for more information. | 507-455-8935

First Data (fiserv)
Dan Hudson
fiserv offers direct merchant services for NATSO members.There’s only one way to establish the NATSO-fiserv merchant account, contact our dedicated service representative, Dan Hudson. If you haven’t gone through NATSO, your merchant account isn’t covered! You’ll benefit greatly with the lowest rates in the industry and unparalleled service. Visit for information. | 703-615-7107

Brian Kuebert
Gilbarco Veeder-Root, the worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations, offers the broadest range of integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office. Gilbarco earns the trust of its customers by providing long-term partnership, uncompromising support and proven reliability. Visit for more information. | (336) 547-5000

Tim Campbell
Interstate Health Systems is an innovative, technology-based medical services company that provides vitally needed Urgent and Primary Care along the nation’s interstate highway system. We support the needs of commercial truck drivers, rural residents, and all travelers across U.S. interstates. Learn more at | 602-708-4474

Sean Luce
McLane is a supply chain services leader, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, travel centers, mass merchants, drugstores and military locations, as well as quick-service and fast-casual chain restaurants. McLane optimizes the purchase, flow and sale of products from thousands of suppliers to more than 54,000 retail locations. Learn more at | (254) 742-3675

Terry Dowell
Founded by Tim Jones in 1980, ME Gaming provides their customers with a consistent, near-passive revenue stream through video gaming terminals. They have grown and prospered under their dedicated focus on superior customer service while building mutually profitable partnerships with their customers. When you team up with ME Gaming, you’re teaming up with innovation. Learn more at | 309-724-8395

Craig Barr
For nearly 90 years, Mobil Delvac-branded heavy-duty diesel lubricants have been helping owner-operators and fleets nationwide extend the life of their equipment. Along with conventional and synthetic diesel engine oils, the Mobil Delvac product family features a complete bumper-to-bumper offering of fully synthetic drive-train fluids, extended-life coolants and high-performance greases. Learn more at | 360-601-9797

Michael Lawshe
Paragon Solutions provides retail design, consulting and branding services to convenience stores, restaurants, truckstops and travel plazas across the country.Their services include ground ups, remodels, site design, interior design, store layouts, equipment specification, creative branding and graphics solutions, food service design and merchandising. Learn more at | (817)927-7171

Matt Fischer
Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of midstream, chemicals, refining and marketing, specialties and lubricants businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Learn more at | 832-765-2183

Seth Blank
Premier Merchants Group is one of the nation’s leading merchant services provider specializing in ATMs and credit card processing. In 2011 Payment Alliance International (PAI), the largest non-bank ATM operator in the United States, named Premier as PAI’s second fastest growing company in the nation. Learn more at | 855-764-2867

Robert Lake
Randall-Reilly is the nation’s leading information provider for the trucking industry. It owns over 65 web properties, magazines, trade shows, truckstop signage, data products and smart phone applications used by marketers to reach the owner- operator, fleet and driver markets. They own the media products travel plaza customers use daily, Trucker Tools, Overdrive magazine, CCJ magazine and the Great American Trucking Show. Learn more at | 205-248-1235

Jon Scharingson
Renewable Energy Group is a leading North American biodiesel producer with a nationwide distribution and logistics system. Utilizing an integrated value chain model, Renewable Energy Group is focused on converting natural fats, oils and greases into advanced biofuels. With more than 225 million gallons of owned/operated annual production capacity at biorefineries across the country, REG is a proven biodiesel partner in the distillate marketplace. Learn more at | 515-239-8000

Dan Takach
S&D Coffee & Tea, a subsidiary of Cott Corp., is the largest coffee and tea manufacturer and supplier to restaurants and convenience stores in America. S&D is also a leading producer of liquid extracts. In continuous operation since 1927, the company serves more than 100,000 customers through national distribution and direct store delivery. For more information about S&D Coffee & Tea, go to | 800-933-2210

Christian Peters
Shell Rotella® products are designed to meet the challenges associated with the harsh environment faced by truckers everywhere. Operators can offer their customers protection with the full line of Shell lubricants and coolants. Learn more about the Shell Portfolio and marketing programs available for truckstop operators at | 832-337-8348

Vincent Porpiglia
Social is an international hemp-derived CBD company producing and distributing the highest-quality, lab-tested and certified CBD solutions. Social was born from thought-leaders and experts with over 20 years experience in the industry. With a vision to bring CBD to people from all walks of life, Social is leading a global conversation focused on the benefits and efficacy of cannabinoids in the wellness space. Masters in the fields of personal care, beauty, sports fitness and well-being, Social provides the finest CBD, using world-class manufacturing and exceeding FDA standards. From tinctures & topicals, to capsules, pens & patches, Social continues to innovate in the CBD space, propelling the industry forward as it continues its tremendous momentum into the international spotlight. Learn more at | 971-400-2414

Stacey Trefts
Believe the hype. Synergy Diesel Efficient is fully formulated, so you can go 2% further without the hassle. It keeps your engine cleaner for better fuel economy, which means less maintenance and downtime – and less off your bottom line. It’s the first widely-available pre-additized diesel, and it’s only available at Exxon™ and Mobil™ stations. Where science and trucking come together. Learn more at | (832) 624-0404

Don Quinn
After hearing from travel centers for years that they needed more advice on how to improve their bottom lines and expand their business, NATSO, the non-profit association representing the truckstop and travel center industry, created Travel Center Profit Drivers. Travel Center Profit Drivers provides access to specialized, experienced consultants and the tools they’ve created to help travel centers thrive. Don Quinn joined NATSO after serving as president of Sapp Bros. During his 30-plus year career at Sapp Bros., he held almost every job, which gives him deep insight into the multiple profit centers within a truckstop and travel center. Darren Schulte joined NATSO with nearly three decades of experience in truckstop and travel plaza operations and merchandising. Schulte has worked for Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, HESS Corp. and Petro Stopping Centers, and he has visited hundreds of truckstops. Learn more at | (703) 739-8572

Gigi Rollins
What makes Valvoline the only one that customers need? Its dedication to innovative products and services, spearheaded by a tremendous investment in research and development.Valvoline products (greases, engine oils, chemicals, coolants, etc.) and programs help users extend drain intervals, reduce maintenance and improve productivity while providing superior protection and lowering the cost of operation. Learn more at | 843-793-8490

Angela Coppler
It’s an exciting time to join and grow with The Wendy’s Company. Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy’s® restaurant in 1969 and we continue to follow his sound principles to ensure we build upon our position as a quality leader in the Quick Service Restaurant (“QSR”) industry. Learn more at | (614) 760-2025

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