Meet the Staff

Gray Taylor

Executive Director

Gray literally grew up in the convenience store industry with the opening of the family’s first convenience store in 1963.  Involved in the family business, comprised of 87 stores, he gained experience in all phases of convenience store and chain retail operations. 

Gray has been involved on a variety of projects, including heading global product management for three of the world’s largest retail petroleum equipment and systems suppliers and Vice President of Research & Technology for the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Gray managed product portfolios that included payment platforms for EMV migration markets from Malaysia to Canada, as well as mobile/RFID payments initiatives.  Gray also established NACS’ card payments program which saved the industry $60M in its first year of operations, and currently serves over 1,500 stores, doing 100m transactions annually.

Gray lives in Georgetown, TX and can be reached at +1 512.508.3469, or gtaylor@conexxus.org 


Linda Toth

Director of Standards

 

Linda has oversight of many of the technical and business committees within Conexxus and the work they produce. She also oversees the maintenance of and development for the Conexxus website.  She represents Conexxus in the US Payments Forum (formerly the EMV Migration Forum) Petroleum Working Group and participates in the ANSI X9 subcommittees working on payments, point-to-point encryption, and tokenization, as well as the W3C web payments interest group.  Linda currently chairs the W3C Digital Offers Community Group. 

Linda graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS in Electrical Engineering.  Prior to joining the Conexxus staff in 2011, she worked for 7 years at VeriFone’s Petro division developing POS software and for 15 years at OPW Fuel Management Systems designing automatic tank gauge and leak detection equipment and software.  She has been engaged with Conexxus/PCATS since its inception, holding various leadership roles within the Device Integration Committee and its working groups.  Linda currently resides in Clearwater, Florida and can be reached at +1 727.754.6747 or ltoth@conexxus.org

Ann Zecca

Manager,
Membership and Administration

Ann is the meeting planner for all Conexxus events, including the Conexxus Annual Conference, Annual Strategy Conference, and technology field trips.  In addition, she oversees membership processing and handles administrative duties for Conexxus. 

Joining the staff in 2003, Ann is one of the original staff members of Conexxus/PCATS.  Previously, she worked in accounting as well as contemporary art sales and management.  Ann splits her time between Stafford, VA and Virginia Beach, VA and can be reached at +1 703.518.7963 or azecca@conexxus.org.

Kim Seufer

Standards Coordinator

Kim joined the Conexxus team in July of 2016. She works closely with many of the Conexxus committees and working groups to advance standards for the industry, as well as assisting with the website and other administrative tasks.

Kim graduated from Appalachian State University in 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish Language. She then spent 3 years studying Political Science at Penn State University with a focus on lobbying behavior and social data analytics. While at Penn State, she attended the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research at the University of Michigan and has research published in the journal Interest Groups and Advocacy. Prior to coming to Conexxus, Kim worked in real estate and as contracted research assistant examining the consumer behavior associated with credit card usage. Kim currently resides in Greensboro, North Carolina and can be reached at +1.336.707.8918 or  kseufer@conexxus.org

Allie Russell

Standards Coordinator

Allie joined the Conexxus staff full-time in April of 2017.  Prior to joining full-time, she worked for two years as our part-time intern.  She graduated from the University of Florida in 2017 with honors and a dual BA degree in Political Science and Criminology.  Future aspirations include attending law school.

Allie resides in Clearwater, Florida and can be reached at +1.727.560.4418 or arussell@conexxus.org.

Stewie

Conexxus Mascot

Stewie became the official Conexxus mascot in 2008.  Each outgoing Chair of the Board of Advisors adds an item to Stewie's collection of memorabilia. 

Stewie and his collection can be found at every Conexxus Annual Conference.   Between Conferences, Stewie resides with the current Conexxus Chair and can be reached at stewie@conexxus.org.