Sharon Porter's Bio
Sharon Porter has 20+ years experience in the convenience store/petroleum industry. She graduated from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL with a BA Business Administration / Marketing degree.
After college, Sharon joined Southland Corporation/7 Eleven as a Field Consultant, overseeing corporate and franchise operated locations branded 7 Eleven, Citgo, and Southland Liquor Stores.
Sharon then joined chains of independently operated locations branded Shell, BP Amoco and Dunkin Donuts.
In 2003, Sharon joined Royal Buying Group as Director of Business Development, overseeing new opportunity development, major oil relationships, field merchandising, services, food service and coffee category management.
In 2008, Sharon took over the position of Director of Vendors/Business Development, overseeing all vendor relationships, category managers, vendor marketing and field merchandising.
Sharon holds an active Food Sanitation Certification and has participated in many convenience store industry advisory councils and roundtable panels.