Advisory Councils

Education Leadership Council

Brent Beebe

Advisory Council Co-Chair (Retailer), Sr. Vice President Consumables
Dollar Tree

Amy McAnarney

Advisory Council Co-Chair (Supplier), Vice President/General Manager – Key Accounts & Business Development
Hallmark Cards

Mark Deuschle

Immediate Past Chair
Navajo Incorporated

Dennis Belcastro

VP Industry & Customer Development
Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Scott Bradshaw

Executive VP Sales
Bradshaw Home

Jim Buchta

Vice President Business Development

Jackson Collins

Senior Director, Enterprise Insights
CVS Health

Tom Gioielli

Head of Industry Relations

Peter Fahrenkopf

VP Household/Stationery
& Canada Sales
ShurTech Brands, LLC

Chris Jobes

Dir., Consumer & Retail Healthcare Solutions
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

Cortland LaMee

Chief Customer Officer, EVP Sales & Logistics
Meredith Retail

Andrew McQuilkin

Retail Leader, Partner
BHDP Architecture

Richard Radatovich

Dir. of Sales Natl. Accts.
BIC Corporation

Bob Richardson

Dir. of Sales, Cust. & Ind. Dvlpmt.
Clorox/Burt’s Bees

Dave Sutton

Board of Directors Liaison, President
Valu Merchandisers Company

David Wendland

VP Strategic Relations
Hamacher Resource Group, Inc.

Rodey Wing


Jeffrey Williams

Development Director
Once Source Retail Services, LLC

Steve Davis

BGJ Group

General Merchandise Advisory Council

Rick Cicero

Advisory Council Co-Chair (Retailer),
Accelerate 360

Derek Winters

Advisory Council Co-Chair (Supplier), VP Sales
Willert Home Products, Inc.

Stephen Borzeka

Director of Sales, US Grocery & Drug
Energizer Holdings Inc.

David Barker

Executive Vice President &
Chief Marketing Officer
Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC

Sheri Best

Business Unit Director/DMM

Richard Boyd

Cat. Specialist – GM/HBC/Candy
Associated Grocers, Inc. – Baton Rouge

Jim Connolly

Executive Sales Manager

David Forsman

Senior VP of Sales
Accelerate 360

Alicia Fox

Sales Manager, Grocery Channel
Big Time Products, LLC

Ben Glazer

Director of Sales
The Libman Company

John Grazen

Team Lead – National Food
BIC Corporation

Shannon Kincade

Director of General Merchandise
Harps Food Stores, Inc

Michelle King

VP Sales, Southeast USA
F & M Merchant Group

Michael Kirchwehm

Innovative Exchange, LLC

Bob Kurland

National Sales Vice
Blue Mountain Arts

Scott Mounce

Director of GM/HBC Operations
Niemann Foods, Inc.

David Sarnoff

Handi-Foil Corporatio

Daniel Seehoff


Michael Sims

Executive Vice President
Far East Brokers and Consultants, Inc.

Mona Smalley

Vice President of Sales
Bradshaw Home

John Thain

National Business Manager
ShurTech Brands, LLC

Kirk VanRoekel

VP National Accounts
Navajo Incorporated

Christopher Vosbikian

Senior VP National accounts
Storemaxx, INC.

Health Beauty and Wellness Advisory Council

Joe Kirby

Advisory Council Co-Chair (Retailer), Executive Vice President
Imperial Distributors, Inc

Louis Donadio

Advisory Council Co-Chair (Supplier),
Vice President of Field Sales
The Bountiful Company

Thomas Rinck

Immediate Past Chair,
Vice President Sales

Chris Calloway

Director and General Manager, Perrigo Georgia
Perrigo Company

Barry Craft

VP Marketing, Merchandising and Procurement
The Kroger Company

Les Hamilton

Hyland’s, Inc.

Luigi Fata

Vice President of Sales
E. T. Browne Drug Co., Inc.

George Fiscus

Managing Partner
F & M Merchant Groupy

Jill Giannini Fitzgerald

Vice President
Market Performance Group

Harvey Goodman

VP of Sales
Dickinson Brands, Inc.

Mary Beth Goodman

Director of Sales, Industry and Agency Engagement
Bayer Consumer Health

Tammy Marlowe

Sr. Category Manager
Associated Food Stores, Inc./Corp

Virginia Pigeaire

Regional Vice President – West
The Emerson Group

Isaac Shapiro

IMS Trading, LLC

Kelly Straub

Director of Sales and Agency Operations

Jon Visser

Chief Revenue Officer

Retail Tomorrow Advisory Council

Derek Gaskins

Advisory Council Co-Chair (Retailer), Chief Marketing Officer

Mariya Zorotovich

Advisory Council Co-Chair (Supplier), Director of Strategy and Incubation

Mark Ciccone

Immediate Past Chair

Michael Carter

BGJ Group

Alison Castillo

Director of Industry Relations & Sustainable Living

Mark Deuschle

Navajo Incorporated

Craig Dubitsky

Founder & CEO
Hello Products

Tom Furphy

CEO & Managing Partner
Consumer Equity Partners

Nancy Giordano

Post-Digital Futurist
Play Big Inc.

Sterling Hawkins

Co-CEO & Co-Founder

Clint Johnson

VP of Center Store Operations
Topco Associates LLC

Steffen Schenk

SVP Business Strategy