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President & CEO
Darren Rebelez is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Casey’s General Stores. in Ankeny, Iowa since June 24, 2019. He brings a wealth of experience as a senior executive in the convenience store and restaurant industries, most recently serving as the President of IHOP Restaurants, a unit of Dine Brands Global, Inc., which franchises and operates restaurants under the Applebee’s Grill & Bar and IHOP brands. Prior to joining Dine Brands, Darren was employed by 7-Eleven, Inc., a convenience store chain, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Before 7-Eleven, Darren held numerous management roles within ExxonMobil, and before that, at Thornton Oil Corporation.
Preceding his civilian career, Darren was an Army Ranger and Gulf War veteran. A native of San Diego, he is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Area Studies. He went on to also earn an MBA from the University of Houston.