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Executives from Meijer, Kenneth Cole, Crocs Join RAMA Board of Directors

For Immediate Release
Shari Brown or Kathy Grannis (1-855-NRF-PRESS)
browns@nrf.com

Executives from Meijer, Kenneth Cole, Crocs Join RAMA Board of Directors

Washington, October 26, 2012 – The Retail Advertising and Marketing Association (RAMA), a division of The National Retail Federation, announced today Kevin Brown, group vice president, and chief marketing officer at Meijer Inc. will serve as the Chairman of its Board of Directors.  Brown was elected during RAMA’s September meeting and will serve a two-year term.  Brown will succeed Half Price Books’ Executive Vice President Kathy Doyle-Thomas.

Brown joined Meijer in April 2011 and is responsible for consumer insights, overseeing the company’s marketing and advertising plans and executing strategies as they relate to pricing and promotions.  Prior to his role at Meijer, Brown served as the vice president and chief marketing officer of the Home Appliances and Business Unit at Sears Holdings Corporation   Brown holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance degree from University of Texas. In addition to electing a new Chairman, RAMA also welcomes five new members to its Board of Directors. New members will each serve a three- year term.

Newly-elected RAMA Board Members: 

  •   Amy Choyne, senior vice president, chief marketing officer, Kenneth Cole Productions
  •   Andrew Davison, chief marketing officer, Crocs Inc.
  •   Steve Lubomski, marketing director, North America H&M
  •   Gwen Morrison, ceo, The Americas and Australasia at The Store, WPP’s Global Retail Practice
  •   Sean Sondreal, chief marketing officer and vice president of marketing, Beall’s Department Stores

Click here for a full list of RAMA Board Members.

Additionally, RAMA will host its annual RAMA CMO Summit January 15 at the W Hotel in New York City. The event provides retail chief marketing officers and senior marketing and advertising executives with the unique opportunity to network with leaders from top retail companies and take part in engaging educational sessions. Registration for the CMO Summit is complimentary and by invitation only. Retailers can contact Kelly Gilmore to attend or to sponsor.

The Retail Advertising Marketing Association (RAMA), a division of the National Retail Federation, provides unique networking opportunities, industry research and educational programming for retail advertising and marketing professionals.  NRF members are able to take advantage of the added value of participating in RAMA as a benefit of membership with NRF.  RAMA’s Board of Directors is comprised of more than 50 industry chief marketing officers, business partners and supporters. 

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