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Adrian Butler grew up in a farm community of no more than 100 people, so when he became CIO of Casey’s General Stores, a $9 billion convenience store chain with a large rural presence, the job had real meaning for him. “Casey’s opened its first store in Boone, Iowa in 1968,” says Butler. “In many ways, the Casey’s guest is me and my family. Our guests work hard, and they want speed, accuracy, and easy access to all of our products, from our pizza to snacks to fuel.”
As Casey’s first-ever CIO, Butler also felt a deep commitment to his team and colleagues, to ensure he was developing an IT strategy and operating model that would be of lasting value to the business. “Casey’s has had a history of growth and stability, but two years ago, a new CEO joined the company with the remit to enhance the service we provide to our guests. My role is a realization from our CEO, board, and executive team about the importance of investing in technology,” he says.