Rich Schappert is the Vice President of Information Technology for Casey’s General Stores. Rich has over 28 years of experience in the information technology field. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Rich entered the IT profession as a programmer. During his career, Rich has worked for banking, insurance, and retail companies. Rich started with Casey’s General Stores in February 2000. He joined the company as a Software Development Manager. Rich has been leading Casey’s IT department since April 2008. Casey’s is a convenience store chain based in Ankeny, IA. Casey’s operates approximately 1,840 stores across 14 states. The IT department consists of approximately 80 employees who comprise the help desk, systems support, software development, technical support, and data center operations teams. Currently, Rich serves on the Youth Homes of Mid-America board. In addition, he belongs to the following professional organizations: the Central Iowa CIO Forum, IEEE Computer Society, and the Project Management Institute.