Category Track Speaker &
Advisory Council

Jason Read

Director of Store Operations
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Wawa Food Markets     

Jason joined Wawa 7 years ago as Director of Store Operations supporting over 100 stores in Central and North Jersey and 10 Area Managers.  Prior to Wawa, Jason worked for Starbucks Coffee Company for 14 years in roles across all domestic business operations including food service, License Stores and Company Owned stores.  His most recent role at Starbucks was Director of Operations.

Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a minor in International Finance and an MBA.  He is a former Advisory Board member for Rutgers University’ Customer Experience program and sits on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Food Council, the Board of the Wawa Foundation, and the Operators Advisory Council at Winsight Media.  Jason is an enthusiastic risk taker who enjoys seeing his team collaborate to solve problems that impact store associates and customers.  He enjoys sharing his passion for Wawa, Leadership, and Operations through various speaking engagements across the US. 

When not working, you’ll find him traveling with his family, at the gym or cooking in the kitchen.  He resides in North Jersey with his wife Kate, daughter Mia and a very spoiled rescue mutt named Basil.