Yesway Appoints New CIO

Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Aaron Everett, Chief Information Officer, Yesway

Convenience store chain Yesway has appointed a new CIO and SVP of Human resources, and opened a new corporate office.

Aaron Everett will take over as Yesway's new chief information officer, joining the firm from Lucky's Market, where he was the CIO and led all IT strategy, budgeting, and operational initiatives for the firm's 75 stores across the U.S. Previously, he was the senior director and vice president of technology for Staples, where he directed IT, budgeting, and operational initiatives for B2B and retail ERP applications for users across 1,300 U.S. and 300 Canada locations.

Tate Cutrer joins the firm from RaceTrac as Yesway's new senior vice president of human resources. Cutrer most recently served as the director of talent development and learning for RaceTrac, where he also held various senior HR roles across the organization, including regional HR director of operations and director of recruitment. 

"We are thrilled to have these experienced convenience store veterans lead Yesway's human resources and information technology departments," said Tom Trkla, chairman and CEO, Yesway.  "They are joining our team during an exciting time of continued, fast-paced growth, and we expect their extensive c-store experience will help propel our ongoing expansion.”

Yesway has also opened a new corporate office location in the Alliance area of Fort Worth, TX, consolidating its former headquarters in Des Moines, IA and Allsup's former headquarters in Clovis, NM. Yesway's swiftly expanding portfolio currently consists of 402 stores located in TexasNew MexicoSouth DakotaIowaKansasMissouriWyomingOklahoma, and Nebraska, including, most recently, the 304-store Allsup's Convenience Stores chain. 

The new office location was carefully selected to provide its employees with high quality space in an attractive and growing residential area with access to great schools and a plethora of amenities.  Yesway chose this centralized location in large part for its highly supportive business environment and the ability to accommodate future growth.

"We are excited to have the office selection complete,” stated Trkla. “Both Tate and Aaron will be based out of our new Fort Worth headquarters, and we look forward to our corporate Yesway team working together in one place. Relocating and consolidating our information technology, human resources, fuel, marketing, merchandising, and food service departments to our new location reflects our commitment to grow our presence at the heart of our combined Yesway/Allsup's portfolio."