CDA Attends FTA Workshop

Kimberly Bolin, CDA’s president & CEO, attended the most recent Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA) meeting Aug. 12 in Rhode Island. The meeting was the latest in a series of regional workshops aimed at establishing a more streamlined, uniform reporting system. The FTA and CDA have been working with distributors to establish uniform electronic reporting for remitting tobacco taxes and meting other reporting requirements.

All distributors are encouraged to participate in the discussion. To view the latest forms, please visit the FTA website,

Pictured from left: Gene Lange, CDA General Counsel; Tim Harris, Eby-Brown Co.; Dawn Evans, McLane Co.; Kimberly Bolin, CDA; Helen Hayes, Core-Mark; Jodi Buckner, Lyons Specialty Co.; and Gary Terracciano, Core-Mark.

CDA Attends NCWA/VWDA Annual Meeting

Kimberly Bolin, CDA’s president & CEO, attended the North Carolina Wholesalers Association (NCWA), Virginia Wholesalers and Distributors Association (VWDA) Joint Annual Convention, Aug, 10-12 in Pinehurst, NC.

Bolin took the opportunity to discuss the modernization of CDA, the vital link of the wholesale distributor in the convenience chain and the importance of working together on national, state and local issues. She thanked the group for being engaged and proactive in helping to protect and promote the industry. “You are the greatest asset today and tomorrow with the experience and expertise to pave the way into the future,” she said.

CDA Attends 2016 SAWD Southern Showcase

CDA’s President & CEO Kimberly Bolin attended the Southern Association of Wholesale Distributors (SAWD) 93rd Annual Meeting and Trade Show at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL, June 14-17.

“The SAWD Annual Convention is a great forum to bring inspired people together to ensure our industry remains at the cutting edge.” Bolin remarked. “No matterthe challenges, it was evident that this industry is thriving and helping to prepare tomorrow’s leaders.” Bolin went on to say that she appreciated the hospitality of SAWD President Paula Glidewell and Executive Director Greg Martin.

Ava Gummer attends an education session with her dad, Chad Gummer, Gummer Wholesale, Inc., Heath, OH, at the 2016 SAWD Southern Showcase.

CDA Attends IAWD Annual Convention

Seen in the photo (left to right) are Frank Davoli, Scott Carrico, Sandy Carrico and Pat Carrico of Richmond-Master Distributors, Inc.; CDA President & CEO Kimberly Bolin; CDA Chairman Chad Owen, Chambers & Owen; Ted Stessman of Farner-Bocken Company; and Jon Burklund of Burklund Distributors, Inc.

CDA President & CEO Kimberly Bolin attended the Illinois Association of Wholesale Distributors’ (IAWD) 65th annual convention at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort in Lincolnshire, IL, May 4-6. “It is apparent that relationships are an important tradition among this group,” Bolin noted. She applauded the IAWD for its efforts and impact in Illinois, as well as the organization’s enduring partnership with CDA to protect and promote the convenience distribution industry. CDA extends congratulations to the distinguished award winners of the evening:

  • The Mike Gold Family, Arango Cigar Co.— Family of the Year
  • Frank Davoli, Richmond Master-Distributors, Inc.— Convenience Distributor of the Year
  • Kurtis Kochis, Altria Group Distribution— Milton Rothenberg Award
  • Jon Burklund, Burklund Distributors, Inc.— special recognition of his CDA Dean of the Industry award
  • Pat Carrico, Richmond-Master Distributors, Inc.— Past Presidents Award for the 2013–2015 term