Kevin Smartt has served as CEO of TXB Stores/Kwik Chek for more than 20 years, recently leading the rebrand to Texas Born (TXB). As a family of customer service-oriented convenience stores and quick food operations, the company offers 46 locations across Texas and Oklahoma.
Smartt serves as the chairman for the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) in 2021 and is a past chairman for Conexxus. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Oklahoma Petroleum and Convenience Store Association and the Texas Food & Fuel Association, where he assists with various committees. Smartt continues to widen his professional board involvement and is interested in serving on boards involved in the banking, technology and healthcare industries.
Smartt believes there is only one thing more important than becoming a part of the community, giving back to it. He has become a leader in charitable giving programs, involving TXB in an annual Golf Tournament that has raised $60,000 for 11 non-profit child advocacy agencies, including CASA of Central Texas Inc.
Besides TXB, Smartt also operates McCraw Oil Co., a fuel wholesale distributor; McCraw Transport, a fuel delivery firm; and Texas Born, a food product company.
Smartt lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Shelly and their three children, Austin, Abby and Grace. When he’s not busy leading TXB/Kwik Chek or cooking for his family, Smartt enjoys traveling, hiking and snow skiing.