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Murphy USA names new COO, CFO

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MUSA operates more than 1,700 gas stations and convenience stores located in 27 states.

Murphy USA (MUSA) has announced three executive leadership changes headlined by a new chief operation officer appointment.

The gasoline and convenience retailer named Mindy West to the newly created position of executive VP and COO, effective March 1. In the role,  she will have responsibility for both the Murphy USA and QuickChek brands, including store operations, merchandise, marketing and fuels. 

Since its  2013 spin from Murphy Oil Corporation, West has served as executive VP and CFO. In 2018, she assumed responsibilities for all fuels activities. As COO, West will drive strategic initiatives and enhance the performance and profitability of the entire business.

“Since our spin-off, Mindy has made her mark on the company’s outstanding track record of creating shareholder value as CFO and more recently leading our fuels organization to record profits,” said Andrew Clyde, president and CEO of MUSA. “As we continue our trajectory and commitment to all stakeholders, she is uniquely positioned to lead and drive the next wave of advantaged growth for the business in this new and critical role.”

West joined MUSA's parent company  in 1996 as the first Murphy USA was being built.

“I am excited to take on this new role to harness the potential in front of us and position the Murphy USA and QuickChek brands to win in the future and lead an outstanding group of experienced leaders and dedicated team members who are committed to delivering affordability to our customers.," she said.

MUSA also announced that Galagher Jeff has been hired as executive VP and CFO. He joins MUSA from Dollar Tree where he has served as senior VP FP&A, treasurer and chief transformation officer. 

Prior to Dollar Tree, Jeff was senior VP of finance and head of strategy transformation at Advanced Auto Parts. He also spent 11 years at Walmart, including roles as CFO of and VP of U.S. merchandising strategy, pricing and assortment and business analytics.

MUSA has also elevated Chris Click, current senior VP of strategy and development, executive VP of strategy, growth and innovation where he will take on additional responsibility for asset development and digital transformation.

“Today’s changes reflect our continued commitment to deliver profitable growth, disciplined capital allocation, and effective leadership development and succession planning,” added Cylde.

MUSA operates more than 1,700 gas stations and convenience stores located in 27 states.

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