Getting involved with SCACS makes a difference.  A committee can be one of the most productive tools that an association has to work with.  A committee member’s contribution and participation on the committee will determine its success or failure.  If committee members participate, get involved, and encourage others on the committee to do so, the committee will be successful.  Enthusiasm is contagious.  The findings of a committee have a direct impact on the decisions made by the officers and the board of directors of the association.  The energy a committee member puts into your work on the committee has a direct influence on the direction your association takes.

Functions of being on a Committee
The primary function of a committee is to contribute to the efficient operation of SCACS.  In most cases, a committee is concerned with the communication of information and with assisting the leadership in the decision-making process by providing needed information.

 Committee Members Duties

  • Should be appointed because they are knowledgeable about or interested in the committee’s area of activity.
  • Should know who the committee chairman is.
  • Should know what the specific responsibilities of committee are.
  • Should know what the responsibilities of the association staff to the committee are.
  • Should know what the past performance of the committee has been.
  • Should know what the reporting procedure to the board of directors is.
  • Should establish realistic attainable goals for their committee.
  • Should get involved and participate.


Convention Committee Duties
– help determine theme for the convention
– help plan a great agenda for the convention attendees.
– willingness to be on convention conference calls
– help generate a great fund-raising Live Auction with gift ideas, etc.
– willingness to work with staff on convention sponsorships
– help determine top sponsor gift sets
– willingness to proof registration forms/brochures
– help determine t-shirt designs/bags/activities/kids program/signs/entertainment, etc.
– willingness to help volunteer at the convention and ask for other volunteers
– willingness to review convention survey results
Education Committee Duties 
– helps develop and implement programs and activities which will provide members with the opportunity to achieve the level of knowledge and skill necessary to serve in their day to day operational job duties.
– help plan the fishing tournament in the fall
– help solicit attendees and sponsors for the fall fishing tournament
Golf Committee Duties
– help determine goals and objectives for the Fall Golf Classic
– help increase retailer participation
– help maximizes number of players each year
– help determine player gift
– help find ways to maximize the PAC participation during play
– willingness to solicit for sponsorships
– willingness to be on golf conference calls in between committee meetings
– willingness to help volunteer at the Fall Golf Classic
– help coordinate the summer golf tee-times during the Annual Convention
Legislative Committee Duties
– willingness to attend events on behalf of SCACS
– willingness to meet with state and local legislators to distribute PAC checks
– willingness to help plan the legislative panel during the Annual Convention
– work with lobbyist to help SCACS stay on top of the current legislative issues at hand
Membership Matters Committee Duties 
– help create and implement recruitment and retention programs to increase and maintain membership engagement
– willingness to help on the membership drive
– help create and promote membership benefit programs
– help create and promote an agenda for the Petro Show
– willingness to attend with staff the wholesaler food shows to promote membership and gain new members at each show
Recognition Committee Duties 
– help identify recognition program objectives
– help market the award program and receive award nominations
– help set goals each year for # of nominations submitted
– help committee chair with the selection process of the award winners for each category
– help solicit scholarships to companies
– help set scholarship dollar goals
– help assist in the Hall of Fame nominations for the Board of Directors
– willingness to promote and attend the Store Manager of the Year Presentation (once winner is determined)


See list of current committee members below and if you are interested the form to sign up is at the end of this page.

Convention Committee 

Jeff Houser, MillerCoors

Jim Jones, National Tobacco Company

Larry Lytle *Chair

Rich Mione, GPM Investments, LLC *Chair

Chuck Neil, Snyder’s-Lance

Patrick NeSmith, McLane Company, Inc.

Scott Sienkiewicz, Associated Distributors, Inc.

Albert Sye,  Core Nutrition LLC

Lee Webster, Anheuser-Busch, Inc.


Education Committee 

Tomie Benton, Geological Resources, Inc.

Lance Brown, Swype Fast

Mike Fowler, PepsiCo *Chair

Anne Garland, Sprint Food Stores, Inc.

Tim Huntley, Huntley Enterprises

Dennis Lambert, M.R. Williams, Inc.

Richard Little, Smith Rogers Oil Company, Inc.

Tony McCollum,  Frito-Lay, Inc.

Jack O’Malley, Bountyland Quick Stops

Bo Orr, Federated Insurance *Co-Chair

Terrill Tuten, Anderson Oil Company, Inc.


Golf Committee 

Ryan Adams, Jones & Frank Corporation

Tom Boan, Swisher International, Inc.

Dean Davis, M.R. Williams  *Co-Chair

Van Griffin, Griffin Electric Service, Inc.

Jeff Ham, RAI, TMS. *Chair

Bubba Hopkins, Carolina Beverage Corp./Cheerwine

Rick Kiger, MDG Construction Services, LTD.

Oscar Perez, Home Folks Distributor

Gordon Phillips, Core-Mark Distributors Inc.

Mike Proffitt, Eagle Transport Corp.

Greg Ries, Snyder’s-Lance

Bill Slaughter, Republic Tobacco

Brent Townsend, Sav-A-Step, LLC

Jennifer Walker, f’real foods


Legislative Committee 

Robert Adams, McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC *Lobbyist

Liz Bahnsen, Marathon Petroleum Corporation (Speedway)

Franky Campbell, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

Kenneth Cosgrove, Piedmont Petroleum Corp. *Chair

Hal Crenshaw, Crenco Food Stores, Inc.

Brent Drake, Drake Convenience, LLC

David Jordan, R.L. Jordan Oil Company

Brad Poe Buck Management Corp.

Rohit Shetty, Geological Resources, Inc.

Jason Terry, Terry Environmental Services


Membership Committee 

Steve Acuff, BreakThru Beverage Group of SC

Philip Alvarez, Core-Mark Distributors Inc.

Lisa Hilbish, Geological Resources, Inc.

Leanne Jennings, J.L. Gaddy

Mike Jones, Frito-Lay, Inc.*Chair

Sheri Mehaffey, Blythewood Oil Company

Tina Pollard, Swedish Match *Co-Chair

Deborah Thevaos, S&D Coffee and Tea, Inc.


Recognition/ Public Relations Committee 

Chris Algeo, S & D Coffee and Tea, Inc.

Jeff Driskill, J.L. Gaddy

Bonnie Hart, The City Marina Sea Store*Interim Co-Chair

Regina Pollock, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

Marty Postell, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated *Chair

Antonio Robertson, SC Education Lottery

SCACS Committee Involvement

    Please indicate which committee you would like to participate in. Assignments will be made based on interest, feedback, and need.