Petrogram - Spring 2017 - 9
is published for the
Florida Petroleum Marketers
and Convenience Store Association
227 S Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
P: 850.877.5178 | F: 850.877.5864
Charlie Eli Roberts
ELI Roberts & Sons, Inc.
Lynch Oil Co., Inc.
Port Consolidated, Inc.
United Fuel & Supply - Hudson Food Stores
Convenience Store Committee Chair
The McPherson Companies, Inc.
Membership Committee Chair
Lewis Oil Company, Inc.
Motor Fuels/Lubricants Committee Chair
Clardy Oil Company
Chairman's Letter from
Director and Education & Training Committee Co-Chair
J.H. Williams Oil Company, Inc.
Combs Oil Company
Howell Oil Company Inc.
Jimmy McCarthy, III
Tom Thumb Food Stores, Inc.
The Risser Companies
Charles W. Taylor, Jr.
Taylor Oil Company, Inc.
Don Everett, Jr.
National Affairs Committee Chair
Ware Oil & Supply Company, Inc.
Environmental Committee Chair
Environmental Risk Management, Inc.
Petroleum Supplier Committee Chair
Chevron Products Company
(A Division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc.)
am truly honored to take over the reins as new FPMA Chairman. This is my
first letter to our members and partners, and let me start by saying how
much I appreciate the congratulations and support I've received over the
past few weeks. This is an exciting time to be a member of FPMA and I think
2017 will be a great year for our organization.
We just finished another stellar Retail Days at the Capitol and I appreciate
everyone who joined us. We heard an informative rundown of those legislative issues that we'll be advocating for this year, in particular the Ethanol
corrosion issue which impacts many of us. We also got to meet and network
with the biggest political leaders like Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran
and Senate President Joe Negron among others. And our newly rebranded
Florida's Emerging Retail Leaders group hosted their popular annual Skeet
Shoot event which raised money for the PetroPAC. The week was capped
off with my first advisory board meeting as Chair where we laid out the
direction our organization will take this year, and I also heard firsthand your
concerns and opinions on those issues impacting our industry. As your
Chair, I will work closely with FPMA Executive Director Ned Bowman and
FRF President/CEO Randy Miller and the whole FPMA & FRF staff to ensure
that we identify solutions to those issues and ensure our industry and your
businesses continue to grow.
Thank you for the faith you've put in me as your Chairman, and I look
forward to a fun and successful 2017! ●
Food Supplier Committee Chair
General Supplier Committee Chair
Commercial Pay Vacuums, Inc.
Director of Events
Petrogram | Spring 2017 | 9