GREGORY E. MITCHELL
Mr. Mitchell, age 64, joined our Board in June 2011 and currently serves as chairman of the Board’s Nominating Committee. With 47 years of grocery and petroleum retailing experience, he is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Toot’n Totum Food Stores, LLC, his family company located in Amarillo, Texas. The company, founded in 1950, consists of over 100 convenience stores, car washes, lube centers and check cashing locations, with an employee base of over 1,000 team members in the organization. His experience within the petroleum industry includes extensive negotiations with various major refiners in the United States.
A 1973 graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Mr. Mitchell was appointed by former Governor William Clements to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, where he served from 1987 through 1993. Additionally, he has served as Chairman of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the United Way of Amarillo and Canyon, Chairman of the Harrington Foundation and President of the Amarillo Area Foundation. Mr. Mitchell is a former director of the Holding Committee of Amarillo National Bank, former board member of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch and former Chairman of the Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch Foundation.
Mr. Mitchell’s experience as President and Chief Executive Officer of his large family business provides our Board with extensive business, strategic and executive leadership experience.