Senior VP of Special Projects
Joined Parker’s: July 1983 (at age 15)
What I love most about Parker’s: “Greg Parker empowers his people. He’s open to ideas from every employee, be it from one of us here in the office or one of our cashiers. He has a passion for business and takes pride in this place, and it’s infectious.”
Hometown: Riceboro, Georgia
Profile: Amy is the former owner of Hill of Beans, a popular coffee shop in Richmond Hill, Ga., and has been a core member of the Parker’s team for more than three decades. She joined Parker’s at the age of 15, has a strong work ethic and is known for her commitment to the Parker’s brand.
Chief Operating Officer
Joined Parker’s: December 2012
What I love most about Parker’s: “The feeling of empowerment and hunger that Greg fosters in the Parker’s work culture. It drives you to always want to ask why, learn more, and push for perfection. We are encouraged to own every aspect of our jobs, give input on every part of the Parker’s atmosphere and there is a constant feeling that you are an important part of the company day in and day out. Every day is a new experience and it betters you as an employee and as a human being.”
Hometown: Lewes, Delaware
Profile: Jeff has an impressive background in the military and served as a Forward Observer and Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army, including two deployments to Iraq. He was awarded the prestigious General Aubrey “Red” Newman Award for Leadership Excellence and was selected as NCO of the Year for Ft. Stewart. Parker’s CEO Greg Parker “discovered” Jeff when he spoke to his college class and was impressed by Jeff’s intellect. Jeff graduated as a Cum Laude, Presidential Scholar, from Armstrong State University with a B.A. in Economics. He has owned small businesses in the past, opening his first when he was 14 and his second when he was 16. Jeff has worked with the Center for Regional Analysis assisting in the research and development of Savannah’s Economic Outlook. Garnering a breadth of knowledge from management experience to analytical insight through his career, Jeff brings a deep tool-set to Parker’s as the Chief Operating Officer.
Michelle Weckstein, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Human Resources Director
Joined Parkers: April 2014
What I love most about Parker’s: “We are on a mission here. We are building a legacy, something bigger than all of us, and we are doing it together. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?”
Hometown: Uniontown, Ohio
Profile: Michelle joined Parker’s after working in human resources departments at EZ Energy USA, Inc., Winking Lizard Tavern, Inc. and Apple American Group. She has managed HR for companies with more than 1,000 employees and is an expert at onboarding, training, compensation, organizational development and employee relations.
Chief Financial Officer
Joined Parkers: March 1995
What I love most about Parker’s: “I love the family atmosphere at Parker’s. We support each other, challenge each other and encourage each other to reach our full potential.”
Hometown: Columbus, Georgia
Profile: Terri has been a “secret weapon” at Parker’s for years, guiding the company with a vigilant eye on the bottom line and ensuring steady, solid profits. With a gift for numbers, she is the savvy leader of a team of analysts and makes sure Parker’s is prepared for smart, strategic growth.
Chief Marketing Officer
Joined Parkers: February 1997 (at age 19)
What I love most about Parker’s: “Parker’s is growing and gaining national attention for our high-quality stores, well-established brand, generous Fueling the Community initiative and fast-growing loyalty programs.”
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Profile: Brandon brings marketing experience, insight and expertise to the Parker’s team, masterminding complex multi-media campaigns that keep the company top-of-mind among customers in Georgia and South Carolina. A hard-working member of the executive team, Brandon boosts sales through strategic advertising, marketing and branding campaigns that have earned national attention.
Chief Information Officer
Joined Parkers: September 1977
What I love most about Parker’s: “We have a culture of integrity and a strong work ethic.”
Hometown: Selma, Alabama
Profile: Teresa joined Parker’s as a cashier at the company’s original Midway, Ga. location and has worked as a bookkeeper, store manager and district supervisor over the years. She has helped spearhead ambitious Parker’s technology initiatives, which have increased productivity, decreased transaction time and boosted customer loyalty.
Vice President of Real Estate and Development
Joined Parkers: July 2014
What I love most about Parker’s: “The constant pursuit of being ‘Best in Class’ in our industry and our ability to make a difference in the lives of others.”
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Profile: Bill has more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning and store growth, real estate, construction and land development. He has worked for respected industry retailers such as Sheetz, Inc., Circle K Stores and Thorntons and has been elected to several board-level positions for community redevelopment and non-profit organizations. Bill is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Youngstown State University where he earned a B.S. in Shopping Center Management.
Chief Technology Officer
Joined Parkers: April 2014
What I love most about Parker’s: “I love the way new ideas are encouraged at Parker’s, as well as the overall sense of teamwork and camaraderie. Parker’s is truly a family.”
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Profile: A leading technology expert, Stephen has extensive experience working in corporate IT departments at top companies ranging from Verisign to Hugo Boss. He started his own technology company in 2008, with Parker’s serving as his first and biggest client. As Parker’s continued to grow, the company made a commitment to move IT in-house to maximize efficiency and expand capabilities. In April of 2014, Stephen joined Parker’s full-time, leading the company’s technology department.