John CrawfordThe Petroleum Marketers Association of America recently welcomed Jon Crawford to their Board of Directors.

Owner of Crawford Oil and Propane in Portage, Wisconsin, Crawford is a third generation petroleum marketer. “Our company was started in 1935, and I’ve worked every position in the company from cashier and field delivery driver plus every position in the office,” says Crawford, who joined the company after a stint at teaching.


State Executive Profile

Tom PalaceTom Palace – Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association of Kansas

Tom Palace moved to Kansas from Long Island in 1974 to attend college and has lived in the Midwestern state ever since.

Palace has been with the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association of Kansas since January 1, 1996.

“The PMCA approached me with an offer to be executive director and it was a great opportunity then and continues to be one,” says Palace.


Licensee Profile

Reisner Distributor, Inc. – Anacortes, Washington

Dan Averill serves as vice president of Reisner Distributor, Inc., a petroleum delivery company in the coastal community of Anacortes, Washington, located 80 miles north of Seattle. A family-owned business started by Del Reisner in 1968, Averill has been with the company for 37 years.

Averill,Reisner,HigginsTed Reisner (left), Kim Higgins (center), and Dan Averill (right)

Brother-in-law Ted Reisner started in the beginning of the business when he was 16 and sister-in-law Kim Higgins joined the company in 1984. “Our business is truly family oriented,” Averill says.


Vendor Spotlight: Jerry Leemkuil — Federated Insurance

“Jerry has worked with our industry for many years. We at Spirit® are fortunate to have him as our contact with Federated Insurance. His attention to details and speedy service has been a benefit to us and to PMAA.” 

Jerry Leemkuil

For 11 years, Jerry Leemkuil has worked with associations and buying groups on behalf of Federated Insurance. “Working with our association partners is perhaps one of the best jobs at Federated,” says Leemkuil.


Catch the Spirit
Look for the American eagle logo and meet us at the industry events below.
April 18-20, 2017
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, IN
May 8-10, 2017
SIGMA Spring Conference
Loews Miami beach Hotel
Miami Beach. Florida
sigma Spring Show

May 17-19, 2017
PMAA Conference & Day on the Hill
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Washington, DC
PMAA Washington Conference



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