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Chief Information Officer
Adrian Butler is Chief Information Officer for Casey’s General Store. In this role, he leads the digital, data, loyalty and rewards business areas and serves as the most senior technology leader accountable for technology transformation and strategy, innovation, delivery, and cyber security.
Adrian joined Casey’s in June 2020 with more than 25 years of progressive leadership experience in IT. Most recently, Adrian was Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Dine Brands Global, parent company to Applebee’s and IHOP restaurants. Previously, he also served as Vice President in the Technology Services division of Target Corporation. He started his IT career serving as an officer in the United States Air Force, leaving as a Captain. Following his Air Force career, Adrian has had experience in IT across several industries including financial services/insurance, hospitality and retail.
In addition, Adrian serves on the Board of Directors of Potbelly Corporation where he sits on the audit committee. He is also a trustee on the Capella University Board and a board member for the Grambling University Foundation at his alma mater.
Throughout his career, Adrian has been recognized for outstanding leadership and performance, and was awarded Officer of the Year honors at both the organization and Air Force base level, as well as various organizational and industry awards post his military career, including being named a Premier 100 IT Leader by Computerworld Magazine, CIO 100 recognition by CIO Magazine, and was named CIO of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Adrian earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Grambling State University, a master’s degree from Embry Riddle University, and a doctorate degree from University of Maryland.