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CST Brands fuels board with Saks exec


SAN ANTONIO — CST Brands, the parent company of Corner Store and Dépanneur du Coin, has appointed Denise Incandela, EVP and CMO at Saks Fifth Avenue, to its board. She becomes the tenth member of a board chaired by CST president and CEO Kim Bowers.

At Saks, Incandela oversees Saks Direct and Saks Fifth Avenue’s marketing programs, including advertising, sales promotions, loyalty, digital marketing, social media, customer analytics and market research.

CST spun off from Valero Energy Corporation on May 1, entering the market as the second-largest publicly traded fuel and convenience merchandise retailer in North America.

“We are extremely pleased to have someone with Denise's deep retail and management experience on our board. She joins a strong and diverse slate of professionals with great wisdom and insight to impart,” Bowers said.

In addition to Incandela and Bowers, the board includes Donna Boles, SVP of human resources at Becton, Dickinson and Company, a global medical technology company based in Franklin, N.J., and Michael Wargotz, chairman of Axcess Ventures, a New York-based affiliate of Axcess Luxury and Lifestyle, a business development agency for prestige and ultra-luxury brands. San Antonio, Texas-based board members include Roger Burton and Ruben Escobedo, both certified public accountants; Michael Ciskowski, EVP and CFO at Valero; Gene Edwards, EVP and chief development officer at Valero; Bill Moll, former CEO of KLRN and Clear Channel Television; and Alan Schoenbaum, SVP and general counsel at Rackspace Hosting.

CST Brands is an independent retailer of motor fuels and convenience merchandise in North America, based in San Antonio, Texas. It counts with nearly 12,000 employees at nearly 1,900 locations throughout the Southwestern United States and Eastern Canada and offers a broad assortment of convenience merchandise, beverages, snacks and fresh food.

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