The Team


The Below the Line Club Management Team

Jedidiah (Jed) W. Brewer, Ph.D

President of Study Groups

Dr. Brewer holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Arizona and has spent over fifteen years studying aspects of the retail gasoline industry.

Joe Leonardo

President of Leonardo Management Corporation

Selected in 1999 as one of the convenience store industry’s “30 Most Influential People” by Convenience Store News magazine, Leonardo had served for over 20 years in various executive positions with several large, well-known convenience store chains. Leonardo served on the NACS Board for over 10 years and as Chairman in 1993-94.

David M. Nelson, Ph.D

Professor of Economics at Western WA University and founder and CEO of Study Groups

Dr. Nelson has 35+ years experience in the petroleum marketing industry, having published several studies on the valuation of petroleum distributors, c-store profitability, and other topics of interest to distributors.

Benjamin Scellick, CPA

Vice President of Study Groups

Ben graduated from Western Washington University with degrees in both accounting and finance and is a Certified Public Accountant.  

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