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Last Updated: 28 October 2008 W.A. (Bill) Krause
 

Summary: Last Updated: 28 October 2008
W.A. (Bill) Krause
Originally from Eldora, Iowa, W.A. Krause graduated
with honors from The University of Iowa with a B.A.
degree in journalism in 1957. In 1959, he formed a
small business partnership with his father-in-law, T.S.
Gentle, and pioneered the convenience store
concept where townspeople could purchase milk,
bread, and eggs in addition to their gasoline and car
wash.
Today, Krause Gentle owns more than 445 Kum &
Go convenience stores in 13 states, and Kum & Go's
3,500 associates serve more than one-quarter-of-a-
million customers every day. Kum & Go is Iowa's
largest privately held and the United States' 22nd largest convenience store
chain.
In addition to serving as chairman and chief executive office of Krause Gentle, he
is chairman of the board of the Chieftain Corporation, Liberty Bank Iowa, and
several other businesses. He serves on many philanthropic boards and
community organizations.

  

Source: Anstreicher, Kurt M. - Department of Computer Science, University of Iowa

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences