Joe Sheetz

Joe Sheetz, Executive Vice Chairman
Sheetz, Inc

Joseph S. Sheetz was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania where he grew up working with his father, Joseph M. Sheetz, at the family-owned Harshbarger Dairy. Once the dairy was sold, the elder Joe began working for the other family business founded by his brother, Sheetz, Inc. The younger Joe later worked for Sheetz in various accounting and operations functions during high school and college. Sheetz, Inc. is a family owned business with approximately 25,000 employees operating over 660 convenience stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. Known for its award winning proprietary food service program, the Company has annual revenues of over $9 billion and is currently ranked by Forbes Magazine as the 75th largest private company in the United States. Sheetz has also been ranked in the Fortune best 100 companies to work for list during 7 of the last 8 years, currently coming in at #33.

Joe graduated from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in economics in 1989. After graduation, Joe worked as an employee benefit and pension plan consultant for CGI Consulting in the suburban Philadelphia area, specializing in designing benefit and retirement plans for major corporations. In 1995, Joe returned to Sheetz as Director of Personnel and later became Executive Vice President of Finance in June of 1996. In this position, he led all finance, accounting, technology, real estate, and risk management functions and was an active member of the executive committee. He served as both President & CEO of Sheetz from 2013 thru 2018, CEO from 2018 thru 2021, and is currently Executive Vice Chairman.

Joe currently serves on the Economic and Community Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the Advisory Board for the Baker Retailing School at the Wharton School of Business, and as an Advisory Board Member for M&T Bank. He is former Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Convenience Stores and serves on the Executive Committee of the Altoona Blair County Development Corporation where he was Chairman from 2009-2011. He is also former Chairman of Mount Aloysius College. Joe is a frequent guest speaker at business schools and family business conferences. He resides in Altoona, Pennsylvania with wife Wendy.