Aubrey Thornock

Sr. Category Manager Cigarettes, Tobacco, Kratom

Maverik, Inc.

Aubrey Thornock is the Senior Category Manager for Cigarettes, Other Tobacco Products, and Kratom at Maverik – Adventure’s First Stop, a convenience store brand with nearly 400 locations and growing across 12 western states. Thornock is recognized as the subject matter expert leading age-gating loyalty with age restricted items and is a member of Maverik’s Loyalty Experience committee. During her tenure, she’s worked closely with vendor partners and category captains to execute formal schematics for her categories, establishing a standard of the cigarette and tobacco fixtures. This project, alongside streamlining pricing structures for these categories, has made a tremendous positive impact on operations. A Category Manager of the Year 2022 finalist, Thornock has continued to lead innovation and growth while working around the continuously changing landscape of legislation for her categories.

Prior to joining Maverik, Thornock worked in the industry at Juul Labs Inc, calling on Maverik and 7-Eleven in Utah. She also spent eight years in the packaged beverage industry in Texas working for Pepsico, Coca-Cola, and Keurig Dr. Pepper in a variety of sales leadership roles. She is working toward a Bachelor’s in Business and Supply Chain Management with minors in Marketing and Leadership at Weber State University. She is a member and position-holder of a philanthropic sorority, Kappa Omega Eta, completing service in the community, lifting up others, and promoting peace and the ability to be well-rounded.

She and her wife have three dogs and reside in Roy, UT. Some of their favorite adventures include fishing, snowboarding, Do-It-Yourself projects and traveling.