Our greatest strength is the experience and abilities of our team. Our management team applies broad experience in retail to make our client's assets as effective is possible. This team forms the core of our business, which has operated sites coast to coast for dozens of clients.
Roy’s entry into the world of retail was when he carried groceries to customer’s cars and stocked shelves in the family’s supermarket during elementary school summer vacations. After graduating from Baylor University with a major in Business Marketing and an minor in Computer Sciences and from Baylor Law School with a JD degree, Roy lived in England for four years where he created and ran a magazine publication company and observed developing global retail trends.
Wendy originally joined the Strasburger Team in 1980. Starting at store level, she moved up to the role of Merchandising Field Coordinator which led to her becoming a District Manager. In 1990 Wendy was promoted to the International Division where she worked in numerous countries overseeing the International project managers which also included a 5 year assignment in England developing the convenience store concept with a leading oil company. When re-assigned back to the States, Wendy took over the role of VP of Operations. Her last position before becoming Director of Operations was Director of Marketing so she has a well-rounded background in the convenience store business.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Accounting from Southwest Texas State University in 1992, Michelle began her career with the company in 1993 working primarily with fuel and franchise accounting.
During her long tenure with the company, she also earned an MBA from Tarleton State University and was promoted to Assistant Controller in 1998. Through the years with the team, she has worked extensively with PDI Enterprise software to include setting up customized store entry formats and reports in order to meet the individual needs of clients. 2013 saw her move into her current position as Controller. Michelle enjoys the challenge of being a part of CMSI’s ever-evolving corporate landscape.
Gary has worked in operations with CMSI for over 6 years and is currently overseeing site operations for sites in California. As part of our operations team, his efforts are essential to bringing us into sites, developing the store and its staff, and growing a successful business in each store.
Gary particularly likes the family atmosphere between the employees at CMSI and looks forward to the continuing growth of the company.
Michael moved to the USA from Nigeria 19 years ago and brought with him decades of experience working with Mobil Oil Nigeria, including time spent as a Marketing Representative and later as the Merchandising Coordinator for all of Nigeria.
Since moving to the the USA, he has worked in management for major industry players such as Mobil USA, Racetrac, and Circle K. He originally joined the CMSI team in 2004, and returned in 2016.
In his own words, he says: “I have worked a total of 7 years on and off for Strasburger/C.M.S.I. and I am proud to say it’s the best Company I have worked for in my adult life”
Eldon joined the CMSI Operations team in 2017 as district manager in California, and brings nearly 30 years of convenience retail experience business with him. His c-store career began in 1989, and he quickly moved into management.
With years of experience managing single and multiple-site operations, Eldon enjoys all aspects of the business. He spent years honing his single-store operation skill set while raising his children as a single father, and is excited to move back into the multiple site supervision side of the business.
In his own words, he describes working for CMSI as a dream job. He loves working for a company dedicated to their employees, client companies, and the service of others.
Donna’s introduction to the c-store industry came as an Assistant Manager at a CMSI store. After experience as an Assistant Manager and a Store Manager, she now shares her experience and expertise as one of our traveling Training Managers. In this role, Donna helps our new store managers and assistant managers learn the ropes to successfully manage the day-to-day operation of a retail site.
Donna particularly enjoys the opportunity CMSI has given her to meet many of our customers and conduct training around the country.
Among the experienced professionals at CMSI, BJ has uniquely broad experience behind the scenes in our business. Over the last 15 years, she has worked in Marketing, Pricebook, Payroll Administration, Insurance Processing, Accounts Payable Administration, and Store Accounting. Her most recent duties find her coordinating payroll, store accounting, payables, and insurance.
According to BJ, the c-store industry requires great people skills, interpersonal communication and a great team to work with. My favorite saying is “There is no I in Team”. She has lived around the Temple, Texas area for her entire life and calls the small town of Troy home with her husband and family. BJ is proud of the service that CMSI provides, and the ways we go out of our way to give you the best service that your business needs.
Honda joined CMSI in 2003 as part of our Store Account Auditing team. Over the past 11 years, she has worked in store accounting, payables, as our payroll administrator, and now as the pricebook administrator. Like many CMSI employees, Honday has learned several job roles and enjoyed cross training opportunities while learning our industry from every angle. She lives in the San Antonio area with her husband and children.
Tiffany joined the CMSI team in September 2016 as an Office Assistant and Payroll Clerk within the Accounting Department. With over 15 years of Office Administration experience, she has been able to adapt to the fast paced Accounting office quickly.
She has lived in Central Texas her whole life and enjoys football, reading, and dancing.
Annie came to CMSI in 2017 with years of experience in restaurants and retail. As an accounting assistant, she assists in both payables and payroll as part of our flexible administrative team.
In her own words, “I couldn’t be happier about my decision to work at CMSI. I enjoy the people I work with and I am looking forward to being part of this team for a long time!”
Stacy started her CMSI career as a customer service representative in 2009. With years of experience within our company, she has worked in every role from store clerk to area manager. Stacy calls Portland, Oregon home.
Stacy now helps with training our store staffs for successful day to day operations. When asking Stacy what she likes most about her career with CMSI she will tell you how much she loves that CMSI has room to grow if you have the desire to do so and will assist you in meeting and exceeding your goals and dreams for the future. The new stores, staff, and adventures along the way are the best part of working in the CMSI family.
Wendy Lopez is a proud native Texan, who resides near Brenham, Texas and has been a part of the CMSI team since 2016. Wendy’s work in the store accounting / auditing department includes reviewing daily store paperwork as well as auditing invoices, merchandise adjustment, and fuel and non-fuel sales. Before joining the CMSI team, Wendy attended Temple College.