b'2020-21 Officers, Directorscontinued 2020 Safe and Happy Holiday GreetingsMONTANA Chris Kemper CEOs MessageMPMCSA PresidentTerrible Herbst Oil Dirk CooperLas VegasHi-Noon PetroleumNV Associate Board DirectorMissoula Joe McGinley MPMCSA Vice-PresidentMcGinley & Associates Scott CurryReno 2020What a Year!Ben Taylor Inc NEW MEXICOValierMPMCSA EMA Director & NMPMA PresidentWPMA Chief Tthe past successes, our current Immediate Past PresidentTom Hennessy Kary TonjumBrewer Oil Co CityServiceValconAlbuquerqueKalispellNMPMA Vice-PresidentThe holidays remind us to be thankful for the MPMCSA Judge Dobrient Delek US, Dallas, TX blessings we have -Executive DirectorBrad LongcakeNMPMA EMA Director challenges, the present opportunities, and the future MPMCSAAlex Hodges-Swinfordrewards we all seek. The closing of a year is a great time Helena Hodges Oil Co Incto structure our plans for the upcoming year to meet our MONTANA STATE DIRECTORS Belen Executive Officer Steve Haase Immediate (CEO) goals or simply redefine them to meet our needs, so we CHS Inc/Zip TripPast NMPMA Presidentcan get the most out of life.Spokane Valley, WA Brian AshburnGene InglesbyAllsup Petroleum Inc, Clovis Wow! The statement above is so true, but 2020 hasJim Kenneally Town Pump IncNMPMA Executive Director been an indescribable year. Starting in mid-March weButte Ruben Bacaall saw our worlds turned upside down with the arrivalChris RindalNMPMA, Albuquerque of COVID-19. The good news is our industry was Rindal Oil CompanyNEW MEXICO deemed to be an essential business, and was notLewistown STATE DIRECTORS forced to close as many other businesses were, perJason RorabaughDoug Adams Rocky Mountain SupplySandia Oil Cogovernment restrictions. Belgrade AlbuquerqueJim AlleeThis past year has been like no other year I have experi-Roger Schmechel CityServiceValconFarmington Oil Coenced in my lifetime. I saw the long arm of government Billings Farmington extended into private business to Flatten the Curve Dave WilliamsAlan Frankenand to kill a booming economy. For those businesses Agland CooperativeFranken Oil & Distributing Codesignated essential it worked out, for those others Wolfpoint Las Vegas mandated to closewell, not so good. We are going to MT Associate State Director Gary Harrell Kirk BrumfieldBell Gas Incsee the aftermath over the next few months, with many Marketing Specialties IncRoswellbankruptcies and closures. I understood but did notBillings Benny Hodgesnecessarily agree with the shutdown, due to the actions of Hodges Oil Co Incseveral groups who received a waiver to not comply withNEVADA Belen the restrictions outlined by the government. The ability NPM&CSA PresidentDanny Kendrick Christi Carano CaseKendrick Oilfor some to gather in larger groups while others could Rebel Oil IncFriona, TX not, made no sense. The government did not allow small Las Vegas NM Associate State Directors businesses to do so, they were simply told to close their NPM&CSA Vice-President Rodney Reynoldsbusiness. I understand the issue and the problem, but Craig AllisonCore-Mark Internationalhave a hard time seeing the rationality in making some Hunt & Sons IncAlbuquerqueReno Reggie Robersoncompanies close when large franchises such as profes-NPM&CSA EMA DirectorEaton Sales & Servicesional sports were given preferential treatment because Jason CaseAlbuquerque we cannot live without these events in our lives.Rebel Oil Inc Las VegasOREGON The pandemic has not been all bad news for me personally Immediate OFA President I learned I do not really have any hobbies, and I need Past NPM&CSA PresidentGabe Zirkleto work on finding some. I have also had more free time Jeremy BautistaWSCO Petroleum Corp River City PetroleumPortland this year due to my lack of travel and have been able Las Vegas EMA Director & spend more time with my family. NPM&CSA Immediate PastExecutive Director OFA PresidentThis year WPMA was very fortunate to have thePeter KruegerMatt TruaxWPMAEXPO in February. In March the pandemic hit, NPM&CSA, Reno Truax Corporation, Corvallis and WPMA and our state associations canceled around NEVADA STATE DIRECTORS OFA Lobbyists Mike Freesefifteen events. Fortunately, we were able to host theKyle CallDanelle RomainNevada Big Dog event in Las Vegas in October 2020.Maverik IncThe Romain Group, PortlandNevada continued on page 66David Campbell Pilot Thomas Logistics Carlin continued8 www.wpma.com / Winter 2020'