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7-Eleven Announces New Leadership Team.

DALLAS, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- 7-Eleven, Inc. President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  Joe DePinto announced today his new leadership team and the retirement of two long-time company executives: Gary Rose, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)

The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president.
 and David Podeschi, Senior Vice President of Merchandising.

"We are fortunate to have a world class team ready to strengthen 7- Eleven's position in the convenience store industry," said DePinto. "This team of leaders is fully aligned with our strategy, customer focused and committed to upholding the standards of business excellence established by Gary Rose and David Podeschi over three decades. We're grateful for their tremendous contributions and wish them all the best."
  The new leadership team and organization structure follows:

  Stores & Operations:

Masaaki Asakura is named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for leading the Store Operations, Merchandising, Franchising and Marketing organizations. Masaaki's direct reports include:
   *  Cynthia Davis, Senior Vice President, Merchandising
   *  John Harris, Senior Vice President, Store Operations
   *  Jeff Schenck, Senior Vice President, Franchising
   *  Doug Foster, Vice President, Marketing


Bryan "Buck" Smith Jr. is appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer A chief administrative officer (CAO) is responsible for administrative management of private, public or governmental corporations. The CAO is one of the highest ranking members of an organization, managing daily operations and usually reporting directly to the chief executive . He also is responsible for leading the Legal, International, Procurement The fancy word for "purchasing." The procurement department within an organization manages all the major purchases. , Real Estate and Maintenance and Construction organizations. In addition, he will remain Secretary for the company. Reporting to Buck are:
   *  Dave Fenton, Vice President and General Counsel
   *  Steve Hall, Vice President, Construction & Maintenance
   *  Bob Jenkins, Vice President, International
   *  Allen Udisky, Vice President, Procurement
   *  Mark Wise, Vice President, Real Estate

  Culture & People

Paul Rostron has been named Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer. He is responsible for leading all People and Culture initiatives. Paul's direct reports include:
   *  Sean Coghlan, Vice President, Operations HR
   *  Krystin Mitchell, Vice President, Learning, Development and Staffing
   *  Wes Wada, Vice President, Compensation, Benefits and HRIS
   *  Andrew Kuster, Director, Corporate HR and Communications


Keith Morrow mor·row  
1. The following day: resolved to set out on the morrow.

2. The time immediately subsequent to a particular event.

3. Archaic The morning.
 is appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for all technology initiatives. Reporting to Keith are:
   *  Lu Cananza, Director, RIS Store Systems
   *  Robert Gray, Director, Operations and Support
   *  Tom Ingram, Director, Merchandising/Logistics Systems
   *  Kathy Naumann, Director, IS Support Services
   *  Sharon Stufflebeme, Director, Oracle ERP
   *  Kathy Walsh, Director, Emerging Technologies


Stanley Reynolds will continue in his recently announced role as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for all Finance and Controls initiatives. Stan's direct reports are:
   *  Carole Davidson, Vice President, Corporate Planning
   *  Shiro Ozeki, Vice President and Treasurer
   *  Sylvester "Sly" Johnson, Vice President and Controller
   *  Rick Updyke, Vice President, Business Development
   *  Sandra Cunningham, Director, Corporate Tax
   *  Sherri Durst, Director, Internal Audit

  About 7-Eleven, Inc.

7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas “Dallas” redirects here. For other uses, see Dallas (disambiguation).
The City of Dallas (pronounced [ˈdæl.əs] or [ˈdæl.
, 7-Eleven, Inc. operates or franchises approximately 5,800 7-Eleven(R) stores in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  and Canada and licenses more than 23,200 7-Eleven stores in 17 countries and U.S. territories. During 2004, 7-Eleven stores worldwide generated total sales of approximately $41 billion. Find out more online at .

CONTACT: Cynthia Baker of 7-Eleven, Inc., +1-214-828-7863

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