Alumni Ambassadors' Partnerships' Representative
Jorge Parra brings 15 years of petroleum and convenience retail leadership experience to Propel Fuels. As Regional Operations Manager, Jorge leads the company’s efforts to grow the renewable fuels infrastructure in California by not only growing renewable fuel sales on both the consumer and fleet levels but also cultivating strong relationships with site operating partners and promoting a positive fueling experience. Educating customers on the benefits of renewable fuels is also an area of focus with Propel Fuels.
He started his career with Shell Oil Company as a Franchise Territory Manager in 1997 and most recently spent 6 years with Jack in the Box as Director of Convenience Store & Fuel Operations for 61 QuickStuff retail facilities that operated in 8 different states. QuickStuff was Jack in the Box’s proprietary brand of Convenience Store/Car Wash locations that shared a full size Jack in the Box and major fuel brand as co-tenants. During his career, Jorge has held elevated leadership positions ranging from Franchise Territory Manager, Sales Consultant, Area Coach, General Manager – Operations and Director of Operations. In these positions he ultimately improved financial performance by enhancing the total guest experience, developing leadership capability amongst his direct reports and cross collaboration between business units.
Jorge holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, and an MBA in Strategy from Claremont Graduate University. Jorge’s involvement with the Fulfillment Fund dates back to 1990 where he was identified as a Freshman at John C. Fremont High School in South Central LA. In 2012, Jorge took the lead on creating the Alumni Ambassadors' group and he is now know as the Founding President. After his 2-year term, Jorge remains on the Alumni Ambassadors' Board as Partnerships' Representative.
"The Alumni Ambassadors are the future of the Fulfillment Fund. Every year there is an increasing amount of students graduating from college which leads to more Alumni in the workforce making an impact on society in very unique ways. It is imperative the Alumni not only to develop their professional careers and achieve their dreams but also to promote the Fulfillment Fund as role models for the students that are following in their footsteps." - Jorge Parra