The mission of Kentucky Grocers and Convenience Store Association is to promote and advance the common interests of companies engaged in the manufacture, distribution, or sale of groceries, motor fuels, and consumer convenience products in the commonwealth.  



The objectives of the KGCSA are to:
1) Provide effective representation to government and advocate on behalf of its membership.
2) Support and strengthen the grocery and convenience store industry by providing members with educational resources, networking opportunities, and keeping members informed.
3) Serve as a credible information source on behalf of the industry.  


2019 Board of Directors


Erin Grant, The Kroger Company


DeAnne Elmore, Ale-8-One

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Jeff Ward, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

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Adam Spalding, Circle K

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Calvin Roberts, H.T. Hackney

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Lynn Rice, SuperQuik

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James Neumann, ValuMarket, Inc


Bob Bravard, Lipari Foods


Charles Irons, McLane Company

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Stephen Chesnut, Laurel Grocery

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Joe Wolf, Alliance Marketing

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Jeff Martin, AWG


Leo Fitzpatrick, Eby-Brown Company


Robin Reeves, Houchens Industries

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Randy Strause, Strause Law Group, PLLC

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Ron Stamper, Ron’s IGA


Frank Crilley, Speedway

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2019 KGCSA Premier Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

The Kentucky Grocers and Convenience Store Association rebranded the Ribbon Sponsor program as the KGCSA Premier Sponsorship in 2018. Premier sponsorship provides an opportunity for leading companies within Kentucky’s grocery and convenience store industry to advance the association through additional financial support.

About KGCSA Premier Sponsorship

Premier sponsorship from industry leaders allows the association to effectively advocate for, and promote, the industry in both the halls of the capitol and across the commonwealth. Whether you’re a retailer, wholesaler, manufacturer or supplier, you can find a premier sponsorship level that fits your budget.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Rowlette, KGCSA director of communications at srowlette@kgcsa.com or 502-696-9153. Thank you for your membership and for your consideration of this important program.

Please submit contracts to the KGCSA office via mail, fax or email. 

340 Democrat Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601

Email: Stacy Wallace, swallace@kgcsa.com

Fax: 502-875-1595