Hugh Raetzsch, Jr.
Hugh is the third generation family member serving as Lyons’ President and CEO. Hugh is the grandson of founder, William E Davis Sr., who passed away in 2009 at the age of 96, and the son of Jane D. Dunlap who currently serves as Chairman of the Board. Hugh began his career with Lyons at a young age learning many different roles throughout the company. He graduated from LSU in business management in 1993. Hugh is a member of the American Wholesale Marketers Association, serving on the Board of Directors and as the Chairman of the Board in 2013. He is also on the board of the Louisiana Association of Wholesalers currently serving as Vice President. Additionally, he is actively involved in the Louisiana Oil Marketers Association. Locally, Hugh serves on the Baton Rouge Area Chamber Board of Directors and, in 2014, served as the Legislative Committee Chair for BRAC.
Shortly after graduating from LSU in 1996, Ali began as an Account Manager in a Baton Rouge territory. Ali was promoted to Sales Manager in 1998 and has been the Vice President of Sales since 2005. He is extremely active in many industry associations including, AWMA, SAWD, NACS, LAW, and LOMCSA where he sat on the board of directors from 2006-2008. Ali is passionate when consulting and advising convenience store owners on proven methods and programs specifically designed to reach untapped potential within their retail locations.
Jodi W. Buckner is Lyons’ Chief Financial Officer. Jodi joined Lyons in 2003 and is responsible for managing the company’s financial operations and the human resources department. Before joining Lyons, she held the position of CFO at Imperial Food Supply for nine years. Prior to this position, she worked in public accounting. Jodi holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University.
Kimberly Duet has 15 years experience in the convenience industry, almost all spent with Lyons Specialty. She spent 2 years working for a broker representing Mars Chocolate. This time gave her a better perspective about the expectations of being on the other side of the desk. Her start at Lyons began as an Assistant, then progressed to Buyer, Director, and now to her current role as Chief Procurement & Marketing Officer. Kim was recently named by Convenience Store News as one of the 2018 Top Women in Convenience. She holds a BS in Business Administration from Nicholls State University.