Parker’s recently hired convenience store industry veteran Jon Mangum as the company’s new director of operations.
In his new position, Mangum is responsible for overseeing retail operations at Parker’s locations throughout Georgia and South Carolina.
Before joining Parker’s, Mangum served as retail operations manager for Stinker Stores in Boise, Idaho, where he oversaw retail operations for 60 stores and five branded fast food restaurants and managed marketing and fuel pricing.
Mangum has more than 25 years of experience in the convenience store industry and has been honored with a national award from the Newspaper Association of America for an outstanding marketing campaign. He also played a key role in the acquisition of 14 Super Values stores, earning recognition at the Sinclair Distributor Dinner.
“Jon represents the best and brightest of today’s leaders in our industry,” said Greg Parker, president and CEO of The Parker Cos. “He is an important part of our expansion strategy at Parker’s, as we prepare for strategic growth in the future. Jon brings a deep knowledge of convenience store operations and serves as an outstanding addition to our talented leadership team at Parker’s.”
Mangum has a B.S. in Operations Management from Boise State University and is a graduate of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Leadership Executive Program at Cornell University and the Convenience Store Coaches Leadership Academy.
Mangum is the former president of the Boise chapter of the American Production and Inventory Society and recently served as a NACS 2013 annual convention education session moderator. He is also an active community volunteer, a longtime member of Paul Harris Rotary International and a board member for the Greater Boise Rotary Foundation. Over the years, he has successfully organized fundraisers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and has volunteered with non-profit organizations including Rack up Boise, Paint the Town and the Idaho Food Bank.
Originally from Boise Idaho, Mangum recently relocated to Richmond Hill, Ga.