Full Name
Greg Parker
Job Title
Founder & CEO
Company Name
The Parker Companies
Speaker Bio
One of the nation’s leading business innovators, Parker’s Founder and CEO Greg Parker has earned acclaim for his commitment to high-quality foodservice, technology, consumer rights and charitable giving. Parker has been recognized as the Convenience Foodservice Leader of the Year, the Convenience Store News Tech Executive of the Year, the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club Citizen of the Year, the Savannah Morning News Entrepreneur of the Year and the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year.

Under his leadership, Parker’s has grown from a one-store operation in Midway, Georgia to an award-winning, 66-store company with state-of-the-art convenience stores located throughout Georgia and South Carolina, serving delicious, award-winning Southern-inspired Parker’s Kitchen food that’s made from scratch.

The company has been included on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies for five years and was recently honored by Food and Wine as one of America’s Best Convenience Stores and named The Shelby Report’s Southeast Retailer of the Year. Parker is currently leading the company through an ambitious growth plan, which includes a strategic expansion into the Charleston, S.C. market.

Parker is active in the Petroleum Marketers Study Group. He previously served as the vice chairman of research for the National Association of Convenience Stores, chairman of the BPAmoco Marketers Association, and as a member of the Pepsi Retail Advisory Council, the Coca-Cola Retail Advisory Committee, and YPO.

A dedicated community member, Parker founded the company’s award-winning Fueling the Community charitable initiative, which gives back to each community where Parker’s does business. Parker endowed the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University and the Parker’s Emergency and Trauma Center at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Ga. Over the years, Parker has served as the chairman of the Savannah Master Plan Task Force and the Savannah Mayor’s Business Roundtable and on the board of directors for the Savannah Economic Development Authority, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and Memorial Health Foundation.

Parker is the proud father of three children – Olivia, Bennett and Lily – and is based in Savannah, Ga.
Greg Parker