President, The Nackard Companies
Palmer was born in Flagstaff and is the fourth generation in his family to live in Flagstaff. After attending Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, he studied finance and marketing at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, graduating with a degree in business administration. After graduation, Palmer worked for PepsiCo in California in sales and finance from 2011-2015. In 2015, Palmer moved back to Flagstaff to become the third generation to work in the family beverage business.
He currently serves as Vice President at The Nackard Companies, which includes three entities: Nackard Pepsi, Hi-Line Refreshment Services, and Legacy Beverage. The companies have 300 employees, delivering beverages and snacks to 2000 customers across 41,000sq miles in Northern and Eastern Arizona.
Palmer is a member of the American Beverage Association and a board member of the Pepsi Cola Bottlers Association. He’s president of the Arizona Beverage Association, President of the Next Generation Bottler Network, and President of the NAU Franke Sales Advisory Council. Palmer is a member of the Lowell Observatory Advisory Board,
Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Board, the Flagstaff YMCA Steering Committee, and the NAU Skyjacks Board. In 2018, Palmer was recognized in the AZ Daily Sun 20 Under 40 awards. Palmer is an avid skier and mountain biker and has competed in national championships for both sports. Palmer and his wife, Erin, enjoy hiking, traveling, and enjoying the endless activities and events in Northern Arizona.