ARKENY, IOWA — Tom Brennan has been named chief merchandising officer at Casey’s General Stores, Inc. He will be tasked with developing and implementing the company’s overall merchandising and prepared foods strategy.

Mr. Brennan joins Casey’s from CKE Restaurant Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, where he was chief operating officer. Before that, he held several leadership roles in merchandising, category management, store development and operations at 7-Eleven.

“Tom is a tremendous leader with deep experience across the convenience and quick service restaurant industries that will benefit Casey’s already popular, fresh food program, and enhance our merchandising strategy,” said Darren Rebelez, chief executive officer at Casey’s General Stores.