C R O S S R O A D S: Future of Stuckey’s, Iconic Road Trip Brand

august, 2020

27aug4:30 pm5:30 pmC R O S S R O A D S: Future of Stuckey’s, Iconic Road Trip Brand


Event Details


In Partnership with CallisonRTKL

Thursday, August 27
Free Event
Join the talk via Microsoft Teams HERE – no pre-registration required; please join with camera off

Join us as we discuss with Stephanie Stuckey how the iconic road trip brand Stuckey’s is taking things back to basics but looking forward to the future ahead.

About Stuckey’s:

If you’re of an age to remember tourist camps, Burma Shave signs, and two-lane blacktops – or even gas lines, Pintos, and crackling AM radio — chances are you remember the sprawling Stuckey’s empire: a venerable roadside oasis — and a highway heaven of souvenirs, cold drinks, hot snacks, and pecan candy — marked by the pitched roof and teal blue shingles.

Who could forget the pecan divinity, flavored pecans, and most of all the celebrated Stuckey’s Pecan Log Roll? Based on a secret mix of powdered sugar, white molasses, and roasted nuts, that mouth-watering miracle of fluffy white sweetness covered in its own deep coating of crushed select pecans became the soul and spirit of the store and the number one reason for families to stop… well, along with using the restrooms, gassing up the car, and having a snack and a soft drink, of course.

Founded in 1937 as a roadside pecan stand in Eastman, GA by W.S. Stuckey, Sr., Stuckey’s fell out of family hands for decades.  The chain is now back in the family and is run today by W.S.’s granddaughter, Stephanie Stuckey, and ready to introduce the brand to a whole new generation of travelers. Stuckey’s continues to offer a place where roadtrippers can relax, refresh, and refuel along the nation’s highways.  Come visit us!

About Stephanie and her prior experience:

Stephanie Stuckey serves as Director of Sustainability Services for Southface.  In that role, she  coordinates Southface’s municipal organizational, and corporate sustainability efforts to leverage existing and new Southface programs while providing sustainability strategy, consulting, and project management services.  Stephanie is also the Program Coordinator for Clean Cities-Georgia, the Department of Energy-funded program that works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to save energy and promote the use of domestic fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in transportation.  And she serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, where she teaches a course on Urban Sustainability.

Stephanie has almost three decades of experience working on climate change, energy, and environment issues, mostly in the government and nonprofit sectors.  She has served as Director of Sustainability and Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Atlanta where her accomplishments included overseeing the largest electric vehicle, energy efficiency, and solar programs in the state, starting the country’s first urban agriculture program, and running an award-winning “Feet on the Street” recycling initiative.  Prior to her work at the City, Stephanie ran an environmental nonprofit law firm, GreenLaw, and served for 14 years as a State Representative from parts of Atlanta and DeKalb County, where she served on the Natural Resources Committee.

Stephanie received both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia.  She was named in 2018 as one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians by Georgia Trend Magazine and one of the top 75 Environmental Leaders in the U.S. by Environmental Leader Magazine.  Her legal expertise was recognized in 2011 when she was given the Outstanding Lawyer in Public Service Award by the Atlanta Bar Association.  Stephanie serves on the Boards for the Sierra Club Foundation, the Initiative for Affordable Housing, the Greenhouse Accelerator, and the Biophilic Institute.  She is on the Advisory Board for EarthShare of Georgia and the Olmsted Linear Parks Association.  She is a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2017 and the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership Class of 2013.

About C R O S S R O A D S:

C R O S S R O A D S, in partnership with CRTKL, is a time to celebrate thinkers and their transformational ideas that will impact our lives and the world as we know it. We will also dive deep into how thinking has shifted as change fuels creative and innovative responses to a new frontier. We open each session to all of you, to ask questions and seek further meaning. Learn more.

Join us:

Join the talk via Microsoft Teams HERE – no pre-registration required; please join with camera off



(Thursday) 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CST


Virtual - Microsoft Teams