Casey’s General Stores is expanding its information security efforts.
The convenience store retailer appointed Paul Suarez to the newly created role of chief information security officer. He will provide strategic leadership and direction for Casey’s information security function and lead the company’s cybersecurity team.
With 35 years of experience in cybersecurity, network operations and telecommunications, Suarez joins Casey’s from Walmart, where he most recently served as senior director, international info security. Prior to joining the chain in 2014, Suarez worked in the Washington, D.C., area in cybersecurity business development roles for RSA and Avaya. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and served his entire 27-year Air Force career in the fields of cybersecurity and IT.
“Paul’s longtime retailer experience paired with his cybersecurity expertise will take Casey’s security strategy to the next level,” said Adrian Butler, CIO, Casey’s, which operates more than 2,200 stores in 16 states. “I am pleased to have him join the information technology leadership team at Casey’s as we evolve our organizational structure and support Casey’s strategic plan.”