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NAMA Debuts First-Ever Virtual Celebration

2020 Industry Award Winners Recognized with Video Recognizing Achievements

CHICAGO — July 7, 2020 — On Thursday, July 9, NAMA will debut a video celebrating the 2020 Industry Award Winners Nicky Gacos, Craig Kushner and Greg Garson. A NAMA tradition, these awards recognize individuals who have served the industry and NAMA as leaders, innovators and advocates.

With introductory comments from NAMA President and CEO Carla Balakgie, NAMA Chair Greg Sidwell and PepsiCo’s Hugh Roth, the video showcases personal remarks from each of the winners, along with a photo montage.

The NAMA Industry Awards are presented to individuals that best exemplify support of the convenience services industry through a history of service and leadership throughout the industry and in their own communities. They must be innovative, possess a willingness to expand conventional practices and follow ethical business standards in accordance with the NAMA code of ethics.

Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $26 billion US convenience services industry. With more than 1,000-member companies — including many of the world’s most recognized brands — NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership. Visit NAMA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.