ARA Staff

Jennifer Henderson

Jennifer Henderson

Corporate Secretary

Jennifer joined the Alabama Retail Association in October 2015, providing administrative and office support as well as assisting in meeting and event planning. Previously, she worked as corporate secretary for 10 years at Blount Parrish, a Montgomery investment banking firm. Jennifer…

Mandi Cooley, MBA/CPA/CGMA

Mandi Cooley, MBA/CPA/CGMA

Chief Financial Officer

Mandi is responsible for coordinating, planning and reporting the financial activities of the Alabama Retail Association and Alabama Retail Comp. She also serves as human resources director for both organizations. She joined the staff in August 2011. Mandi came to…

Brett Johnson

Brett Johnson

Manager of Member Relations

Brett joined the Alabama Retail Association as manager of member relations in August 2008, following his graduation from Auburn University with a degree in public administration and communication. Brett is the direct link between the association and its members, coordinating…

Nancy King Dennis

Nancy King Dennis

Director of Public Relations

Nancy communicates the association’s message and mission to the public as well as its members. She joined the Alabama Retail Association in late 2005. She administers Alabama Retail’s website, alabamaretail.org; its magazine, Alabama Retailer; its social media platforms and its award programs, which include the Alabama…

Alison Scott Wingate Hosp, CAE

Alison Scott Wingate Hosp, CAE

Vice President

Alison has served as the Alabama Retail Association’s vice president since 2005. She joined Alabama Retail in 2001 as communications director after serving as director of public relations with the Alabama Bankers Association. She became Alabama Retail’s director of governmental and…

Rick Brown, CAE

Rick Brown, CAE

President, Alabama Retail Association; Fund Administrator, Alabama Retail Comp

Rick joined the Alabama Retail Association in 1989 with a background that included sales and banking. He served 16 years as Alabama Retail’s vice president. In 2005, the board of directors chose Rick to serve as president of the association….