WPMCA Adds Pam Christenson as New Director of Public Affairs

Madison, Wis.—July 8, 2008 – The Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (WPMCA) is pleased to introduce Pam Christenson as the new director of public affairs for the organization.

“Pam will be an important addition to our team,” says Matt Hauser, president of the WPMCA. “Her extensive experience with small business owners should prove valuable to our members. She will be essential to the future of our organization as we continue to educate public, state and federal policy makers and members of the media about our mission and the importance of independent petroleum marketers in Wisconsin.”

Christenson most recently served as director for the Bureau of Entrepreneurship, managing a variety of programs designed to assist entrepreneurs and existing businesses start up, expand, find funding and understand regulatory requirements. Prior to her role at the Bureau, Christenson worked for the Division of Business Development, Small Business Ombudsman and the Small Business Clean Air Assistance Program.

Christenson has a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Economic Development Association and Wisconsin Women in Government.

WPMCA represents over 2,000 independent petroleum marketers, convenience store owners, truck stop and travel plaza operators, automotive oil change outlets and other automotive service providers throughout Wisconsin. These companies sell over eighty percent of the motor fuel and nearly all of the farm fuel and heating oil sold in Wisconsin.