The company has also been active in the community and donated to several projects locally, said Mike McDorman, president and CEO of the Chamber of Greater Springfield.
“Tony is a great example of what a visionary leader looks like,” McDorman said. “He has not only taken Speedway to new heights while at the helm, but he has continued to be a strong supporter in helping our community to move forward.”
Kenney could not be reached for comment this week.
“Tony Kenney is the real deal,” said Mitch Morrison, vice president and group editor for convenience for Winsight. “He sets high expectations, knowing that his team will rise to the challenge. He has been instrumental in Speedway’s leap toward the top of many aspects of the convenience store industry, engineering the biggest (merger and acquisition) deal of 2014 with Speedway’s acquisition of the Hess retail network.”