Board Position: Vice Chair/Executive Committee
Represents: Greater Des Moines Partnership
Term Expires: Nov, 2016
Robert J. Myers joined the Prairie Meadows Board in November 2010. He graduated from Saydel High School in 1965 and entered the U.S. Army in May 1966 at the age of 19. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in May 1967 where in spent the next 22 years. His service included tours of duty in Viet Nam, Saudi Arabia, Germany, and Kuwait. His duties included command at every level through Battalion. Robert attended numerous military and civilian schools including the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and Air Force Institute of Technology. He earned a B.S. degree in management from Coker College, Hartsville, S.C. Robert married Janice Sue (Foggia) Myers in May 1967.
Upon retiring from the Army in 1988, he joined Casey’s General Stores, Inc. and began his work as Facilities Manager of the Corporate Headquarters Facilities. He is now President and Chief Executive Officer of Casey’s General Stores, Inc. headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa. The corporation owns and operates over 1,770 convenience stores in Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
In the fiscal year ending April 30, 2013, Casey’s sales were nearly $7.3 billion including 1.5 billion gallons of gasoline. Gasoline represented 73% of sales and 22% of gross profit. Grocery and merchandise represented 20% of sales and 46% of gross profit, and prepared food and fountain accounted for 7% of sales and 32% of gross profit.