News Release

Kum & Go appoints Matthew Spackman as Senior Vice President of Grow People

April 29, 2019


(Des Moines, Iowa) Kum & Go today announced the appointment of Matthew Spackman as Senior Vice President (SVP) of its Grow People department, where he will lead the department’s talent acquisition, learning and development, business partner, total rewards, systems and payroll teams. Spackman has been with Kum & Go for five years, most recently as Vice President of Fuels and, prior to that, Vice President of Business Intelligence & Analytics.

“Any time we can, we like to promote from within. Matt is highly intelligent and a great culture fit; you believe in his ability to do just about anything,” says Kum & Go President, Tanner Krause. “Matt brings to the Grow People role a tremendous amount of compassion for our associates, and will do great things for our people.”

As Vice President of Fuels, Spackman was responsible for both retail and supply functions, as well as profit and loss responsibility in the area. His work in Business Intelligence & Analytics included developing a modeling capability designed to predict market, promotional and store performance; as well as establishing a fully-functional voice of the customer feedback program.

In addition to his work at Kum & Go, Spackman is a member of advisory boards for a number of universities and is actively involved in his local church group. Before joining Kum & Go, Spackman was Vice President of Customer Insight and Analytics at Aviva Plc. A Utah native, Spackman received BS and MS degrees from Brigham Young University, as well as a PhD in social psychology from Georgetown University.

About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in nearly 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).