Father-Son Banquet

Monday, March 4, 2019

The Fuge

780 Falcon Circle
Warminster, PA 18974

5:30 pm – Check-In and Reception

6:30 pm – Dinner

$45 per person


2019 Guest Speaker
Howard Stoeckel

Former CEO of Wawa and Author of the Wawa Way


Mr. Howard B. Stoeckel serves as Vice Chairman of Wawa, Inc. Mr. Stoeckel served as the Chief Executive Officer of Wawa, Inc. He joined Wawa in 1987 as Vice President of human resources and was promoted to positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President for marketing and Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Officer. He serves as a Director of Wawa, Inc., AmeriGas Propane L.P. and Riddle Memorial Hospital. He served as a Director of Amerigas Propane, Inc., a General partner of AmeriGas Partners LP from September 30, 2006 to December 31, 2013. He served as Member of Board of Trustees of Main Line Health, Inc. He serves as Trustee for Rider University. Mr. Stoeckel received his Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration from Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Howard is the first non-family member chosen as CEO of WAWA and he is the author of The WAWA Way.

Wawa, a family business with a history in dairy and manufacturing, expanded into retail in 1964, offering a friendly, personal alternative to supermarkets. Since then, the convenience store grew into a well-known company that competes against the biggest industry players in the world in three areas—fuel, convenience, and food—all while maintaining their personal approach and small business mentality. Now, almost 50 years later, Wawa has opened its first store in Florida and has begun to play on the national field. How did it happen? What are the reasons for their success? Why have they been able to go up against the big guys with nothing more than homegrown talent?


With a mixture of personal history and business advice, Howard Stoeckel discusses the last 50 years of Wawa's growth, development, and expansion. It's the story of how a small company with a funny name made a big difference, and all it took was a little goose sense.

The Father/Son Banquet is one of La Salle’s most cherished generational traditions. It is a great opportunity to meet, share a meal and be inspired together. The banquet will include appetizers, an excellent dinner, door prizes for your sons, 50-50 raffles, and music by the Jazz Band.

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If you wish to be seated with a specific group, please indicate that on your online registration form. Seating requests will be honored on a first-come basis.

In you have any questions, please contact the Event Chairman: Michael Marek @ michaelmarek1980@gmail.com.