Paul Suarez joins Casey's General Stores in the newly created Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) position at the company, which operates more than 2,200 convenience stores across 16 states.

As CISO, Suarez will lead the cybersecurity team and report to Chief Information Officer Adrian Butler.

With 35 years of experience in cybersecurity, network operations and telecommunications, Suarez will provide strategic leadership and direction for Casey’s information security function. He most recently served as the CISO of Walmart International in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Before joining Walmart, Suarez worked in the Washington D.C. area in cybersecurity business development roles for RSA and Avaya. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and served his entire 27-year Air Force career in the fields of cybersecurity and IT.

“I’m honored to be joining such a guest-focused company which is all about doing good in the communities we serve and can’t wait to help Casey’s on their digital journey while protecting those very same guests,” Suarez said.

Suarez holds a Master of Strategic Studies from Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, and Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.