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CEO of National Association of College Stores Honored with Kintner Award

OBERLIN, OH March 4, 2016 – Brian E. Cartier, CAE, CEO of the National Association of College Stores Inc., was honored with the Kintner Award at CAMEX 2016 in Houston, TX. Produced by the National Association of College Stores(NACS), CAMEX is the largest education and trade show event in the collegiate retail industry.

The Kintner Award, named in memory of former NACS legal counsel Earl W. Kintner, honors individuals outside the NACS membership for exemplary and dedicated service to the college store industry. Cartier is the ninth person to receive this award.

Cartier will retire in June after 18 years as CEO of NACS, having led the association from serving an industry reliant on traditional textbook sales to one that’s adapting to digital course content and online and mobile commerce.

“In his tenure, Brian has been a steadfast champion and advocate for both stores and the many talented individuals who manage and work in them.  From the very start, he was committed to learning about and understanding the industry, the nuances of NACS membership, and the complexities of campus store operations.  He is a true servant leader, who has continuously demonstrated his dedication to NACS, to serving the Board, and, most important, to serving and advancing the membership,” said Anthony Martin, immediate past-president of the NACS Board of Trustees and director of the Houston Baptist University Bookstore in Houston, TX.

Cartier’s many achievements include:

  • The opening of the NACS’ Government Relations office in Washington DC. 
  • Elevating understanding of the role and value of the campus store within higher education.
  • Supporting the launch of a new NACS’ initiative – what is now indiCo – to focus on helping independent stores.
  • The acquisition of Connect2One, the largest and most comprehensive buying group in the collegiate retailing industry. 

A native of Cranston, RI, Cartier came to NACS in August 1998, bringing to the association a broad background and more than 25 years of experience in not-for-profit management. Cartier earned a master’s degree in guidance and psychological services from Springfield College, Springfield, MA, and a bachelor of arts degree from Rhode Island College, Providence, RI. He is certified as an association executive by the American Society of Association Executives.

About The National Association of College Stores

The National Association of College Stores (NACS) is the professional trade association representing the $10 billion collegiate retailing industry. NACS represents nearly 4,000 campus retailers and approximately 1,000 industry-related companies that supply course materials and other merchandise and services to campus stores. NACS provides education and other resources that help its member stores support student success, the campus experience, and the academic missions of higher education institutions. NACS is headquartered in Oberlin, OH. Additional information can be found online at www.nacs.org.


Jennifer Libertowski, APR
National Assn. of College Stores
(800) 622-7498 ext. 2249

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