An experienced business leader with an emphasis on marketing and finance, Robert (Bob) Juckniess currently serves as the CEO of Royal Buying Group, Inc., in Lisle, Illinois. In addition to his professional interests, Bob Juckniess supports the breast cancer awareness organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
One of Komen’s largest annual events is the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®, a 60-mile fundraising walk held in multiple cities across the nation. The 3-Day® program, which began 13 years ago, has raised more than $800 million for breast cancer research to date. The event is held in various cities each year, such as Atlanta, Seattle, and San Diego.
This year, new participants can either register for the introductory 20-mile walk for $750 or the full 60-mile walk for $2,300. Routes are consistently staffed by crewmembers to ensure participant safety and a positive environment. Walkers are expected to camp overnight as a group.
A member of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Bob Juckniess is an award-winning executive leader and CEO of Royal Buying Group. One aspect of NACS that members like Bob Juckniess support is the association’s scholarship and internship program, organized by the NACS Foundation.
To support and recognize dedicated convenient store employees who could one day hold leadership positions, the NACS scholarship program was created in 1991 in honor of Jim Yates and David Erickson. Many leaders in the convenience story industry started at the store level, working their way to the top with a commitment to learning. This scholarship honors individuals who maintain a similar mindset and attitude. The NACS internship program recognizes and develops future retail leaders in honor of Teri Richman, a NACS staffer and lobbyist who dedicated more than 20 years to industry initiatives.
The scholarship and internship programs through NACS provide ways for convenience and fuel retailers to develop, reward, and retain those who make up the next generation of industry leaders within their companies.