Chief Innovation Officer of Sheetz is Staley speaker

Grove City College students are familiar with late night Sheetz runs. The local outlet west of campus is a ready go-to after the dining halls have closed. It’s a place where students can hang out with their friends and get a Red Bull or an MTO snack, some Utz chips, or a Tastykake. The array of products and services available makes Sheetz much more than a gas station and demonstrates the convenience store chain’s embrace of innovation.

Mary Beth Green, who serves as Chief Innovation Officer of Sheetz, will talk about the value of innovation ready skills as part of the Richard G. Staley ’62 Visionary Entrepreneur Speaker Series, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10 in Sticht Lecture Hall of the Staley Hall of Arts and Letters. he lecture, co-sponsored by The Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation (E+I) and the School of Business  at Grove City College, is free and open to the public. It will be livestreamed at

"We are thrilled to welcome Mary Beth Green to our campus and to have her share her wealth of experience and knowledge with our students,” said E+I Campus Director Logan Hammerschmitt ’16. “Mary Beth Green is a world class innovator, and our students are fortunate to have the opportunity to hear her speak and learn from her experiences. Innovation can be a driving force for good in our world and we hope that the students in attendance will be inspired to apply innovation principles in their future careers,” he said.

Green has reinvented herself over the course of her career with one common theme — transferrable innovation-ready skills. She has worked in many areas of business and has held various positions, developing knowledge and skills in innovation, commercialization, board leadership, collaboration, goal setting, strategic planning, and more.

Green holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master of Public and International Affairs degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Illinois.

The Richard G. Staley ’62 Visionary Entrepreneur Speaker Series brings successful entrepreneurs – and the lessons they learned – to Grove City College to share stories of success, experience, and advice with students of all majors. Staley, a chemical engineering major during his time at Grove City College, pursued his entrepreneurial dream in 1977 when he founded Flavor House, a leading flavoring and extract manufacturer.

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Chief Innovation Officer of Sheetz is Staley speaker

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