Wawa President and CEO to speak at Brandywine Commencement May 5
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Penn State Brandywine will welcome Wawa, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Howard B. Stoeckel as keynote speaker for its spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m. in the Commons Building Gymnasium.
Stoeckel has served as vice chairman of the Board of Directors of Wawa, Inc. since January 2005 and has held many executive positions within various companies. Stoeckel’s business acumen coupled with his people skills make him a great inspiration for those about to embark on their own career paths.
Stoeckel has been with Wawa since 1987. He has held the positions of executive vice president and chief retail officer, senior vice president of marketing and vice president of human resources.
Prior to Wawa, Howard served as vice president of human resources for Mast Industries, a division of the Limited, Inc. Earlier in his career, he held various human resource positions with the Washington Gas Company in Washington, D.C and John Wanamaker Department Stores in Philadelphia
Stoeckel graduated from Rider College (now Rider University) with a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration in 1967. He is married with two daughters, a stepson and four grandchildren.
Stoeckel is on the Board of Directors at Amerigas Propane, Inc., and chairman of the Board of Trustees at Rider University. He is also a frequent guest speaker at conferences on the topics of retail management, branding, human resources and employee motivation.