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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

  • The 2022 Department of Retailing Board stands outside on the Horseshoe together for group photo.

Department of Retailing Advisory Board

The Department of Retailing Advisory Board provides insights and strategic counsel and support regarding academic programs, industry trends, student success and growth opportunities. The board functions as a critical link between academia and industry and is responsible for making sure the Department of Retailing curriculum maintains its relevance and quality. The members are comprised of industry leaders, experts and alumni. The Department of Retailing is honored to have this group of thought leaders championing its efforts and advancing its mission so that students can benefit from an innovative and valuable college experience.

Portrait Name Position Company Location LinkedIn Address Keywords
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Amy Baenen headshot Amy Baenen Senior Vice President and Director of Stores Belk Charlotte, NC Amy Baenen LinkedIn tag 1, tag2
Sara Bako headshot Sara Bako Product and Brand Consultant; Former President NYC Alliance; Co-founder of Adyson Parker New York, NY Sara Bako LinkedIn  
John Buell headshot John Buell Executive Vice President; Chief Operating Officer Altar'd State Maryville, TN John Buell LinkedIn  
Carey Ann Campbell headshot Carey Ann Campbell Chief Executive Officer Southern Tide Greenville, SC Carey Ann Campbell LinkedIn  
Betts Copenhaver headshot Betts Copenhaver VP, Strategic Planning and Business Development Oxford Industries Atlanta, GA Betts Copenhaver LinkedIn  
Vince Dell'Osa headshot Vince Dell’Osa President Ralph Lauren Retail N.A. at Ralph Lauren New York, NY Vince Dell'Osa LinkedIn  
Richard Fortune headshot Richard Fortune Senior General Manager; Market Director PepsiCo Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD Richard Fortune LinkedIn  
Kevin Harrison headshot Kevin Harrison Vice President Harrisons USA Spartanburg-Mauldin, SC Kevin Harrison LinkedIn  
Megan Laughlin headshot Megan Laughlin Regional Vice President, Retail and Consumer Goods Salesforce San Francisco, CA Megan Laughlin LinkedIn  
Mark Perrotta headshot Mark Perrotta Senior Director, Merchandising and Creative Services Augusta National Golf Club Augusta, GA Mark Perrotta LinkedIn  
Matthew Sanders headshot Matt Sanders Senior Vice President US Wholesale HUGO BOSS New York, NY Matt Sanders LinkedIn   
Shelly Schembre headshot Shelly Schembre Senior Vice President, Center Management Operations Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Los Angeles, CA Shelly Schembre LinkedIn  
Cindy Spain-Green headshot Cindy Spain-Green Vice President, Leasing  International Market Centers Atlanta, GA Cindy Spain-Green LinkedIn  
Terry Sullivan headshot Terry Sullivan President Loss Prevention Foundation Matthews, NC Terry Sullivan LinkedIn  
Aaron Walters headshot Aaron Walters Chief Executive Officer Altar’d State Maryville, TN Aaron Walters LinkedIn  




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