Kum and Go New Building and Changes
Dec 07, 2018 7:00 AM
Niki DePhillips, Sr. VP of Store Development
Kum and Go New Building and Changes

Niki DePhillips 
Senior Vice President of Store Development
Kum and Go

Niki DePhillips leads the Store Development Department as the Senior Vice President of Store Development at Kum & Go. In this role she oversees all activities related to site selection, government approvals, construction and asset management of 20-30 new convenience stores annually. Niki recently led the design and construction for the Krause Gateway Center built in downtown Des Moines.  Additionally, she leads the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative, including sustainability, for Krause Group.  Niki sits on the Senior Leadership Team for both Kum & Go and Krause Group. 

Niki joined the company after graduation from college and has held various roles in the Real Estate and Grow People (HR) departments of Kum & Go. These include: Vice President of Real Estate, Director of Real Estate, Real Estate Manager, Director of Recruitment and Retention (HR), and Interim Senior Vice President of Grow People. 

A dedicated community and business leader, Niki is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and received her Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification. Niki’s community involvement includes serving on the board for the State of Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure and Operation Downtown. In the past, Niki served on the board for Habitat for Humanity, the Iowa CCIM Chapter and the City of Waukee’s Economic Development Council. She is also involved with United Way Emerging Leaders, Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers.  

Niki won the ICREA“Industry Impact Award” in 2012. She was honored as a “Forty under 40” by the Business Record in 2014. In 2016, she received recognition as “Woman of the Year” byTWICand “Top Women in Convenience” by NACS

Niki has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Iowa State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Iowa.