For Immediate Release: March 16, 2022

Contact: Jeff Lenard |

Patrick Abernathy Joins of TruAge™ as Manager of Retail and Systems Engagement

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Patrick Abernathy has joined TruAge as its manager of retail and systems engagement.

Developed by NACS, the global trade association that represents the convenience and fuel retailing industry, and Conexxus, its standards-setting partner, TruAge makes the traditional carding experience more reliable and accurate.

Abernathy has more than 20 years of industry experience, most recently as director of IT for Jacksons Food Stores and prior to that as IT director for Sapp Bros. Travel Centers.

TruAge was launched in limited tests late in 2021. A more robust round of pilot tests will commence later this month in locations in California, Texas and Virginia, with a national rollout planned for later this year.

Learn more about the TruAge program and opportunities to participate at


NACS is the leading global trade association dedicated to advancing convenience and fuel retailing. It advances the role of convenience stores as positive economic, social and philanthropic contributors to the communities they serve and is a trusted adviser to more than 1,500 retailer and 1,500 supplier members from more than 50 countries. The U.S. convenience store industry, with 148,000 stores nationwide selling fuel, food and merchandise, serves 165 million customers daily and had sales of $548 billion in 2020. For more information, visit Follow NACS on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.