Robert Myers, president and chief executive officer of Casey’s General Stores, has accepted an invitation to join the Iowa Business Council.
Myers, whose career with Casey’s General Stores started in 1988, was appointed to vice president of property support in 1992 and served as senior vice president and chief operating officer since 2003. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to president and chief operating officer.
Myers became became president and CEO of Casey’s in September 2006.
Stan Askren, chairman of the Iowa Business Council and chairman, president, and CEO of HNI Corp. in Muscatine, said the organization is pleased to have the leader of another Fortune 500 company joining its ranks.
“Bob has an impressive record of success within Casey’s, elevating the company to the top of its industry,” Askren said. “He will serve the council well in the important work that lies ahead for Iowa to maintain a competitive position in the world marketplace.”
Casey’s, founded in Des Moines in 1959, is based in Ankeny. The chain of nearly 1,700 convenience stores with 14,500 employees operates in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, South Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas, and Nebraska.
Iowa Business Council membership consists of the top executives of 22 of Iowa’s largest employers, the three Regent university presidents, and the CEO of Iowa’s largest banking association.