Rob UnderwoodSpirit® Welcomes Rob Underwood, PMAA’s new President

Rob Underwood, a veteran staff member of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) since 2007, will take the reins as the new President of PMAA effective May 16, 2015. Underwood replaces outgoing president Dan Gilligan, who has set his sights on retirement after running the organization since 1998. More

State Executive Profile

William J. Fleischli, Sr. – Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association/Illinois Association of C-Stores

FleischliBill Fleischli, head of the Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association/Illinois Association of C-Stores, has deep roots in the state of Illinois. “I grew up in Springfield, graduated from high school here, and came back to the area after college,” he reminisces. After acquiring his degree at St. Louis University, where he majored in biology, education and sociology, Fleischli began his career as a high-school biology teacher and basketball coach. Then, in 1981, he switched to state government, first as personnel director in the governor's office, then on to various administrative and lobbying positions including director of government affairs for the state department of transportation. "I enjoyed coaching but it was evident that advancement in that field would likely necessitate a move, and I wanted to stay in Springfield," he recalls. "I really enjoyed my years in state government. Then in 1994, the position as head of the IPMA came open and I applied for it. I had worked with the organization during my time at the state department of transportation, and knew and liked the people involved with it.” More

Federated Insurance Risk Management Tip:
An Impossible Skill

brainAs you’re reading this article, are you doing something else at the same time? Maybe you’re eating, listening to the radio, or even planning your day. You might think you’re multitasking, but—and this may come as a surprise—you’re not. Scientists have learned that our brains don’t process more than one stream of information at a time.1 More

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Sept 8-10, 2015
Pacific Oil Conference
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JW Marriott at L.A. Live
Los Angeles, California


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