Alabama Retail names 2020 officers and directors

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Retail Association has completed its slate of officers and board of directors for 2020. Their terms of office begin Jan. 1.

The officers for 2020 are:

Chairman:  Todd Noden, president, Books-A-Million, Birmingham-based, Alabama and 30 other states;

Vice Chairman: Jodie Stanfield, owner, Local Joe’s, Rainbow City, Albertville and Southside

Treasurer:  Bob Akers, vice president, Davis Direct, Montgomery;

President: Richard E. “Rick” Brown Jr., Alabama Retail Association, Montgomery;

Noden, Stanfield, Akers and Brown serve as Alabama Retail’s executive committee along with:

Immediate Past Chairman: Jacob Shevin, president, Standard Furniture, Alabama and Tennessee; and

Executive Committee Designee: Michael Gee, Pants Store, Leeds-based.

The board secretary is the Alabama Retail Association’s Jennifer Henderson.

The 2020 directors for the Alabama Retail Association are (*also officers, **new director):

Ex-officio directors, who include past presidents and chairmen, are: Rodney Barstein, Retail Specialists Inc., Birmingham; Darrell Bourne (retired), Huntsville; Frederick W. “Ricky” Bromberg, Bromberg & Co. Inc., Birmingham; Peter V. “Greg” Gregerson Jr., Gregerson’s Foods, Gadsden; Claude “Bud” Kitchin IV, Lincoln; Jim Rotenstreich, JHF Holdings Inc., Birmingham; Jimmy D. Smith (retired) and Jimmy Ray Smith, Jimmy Smith Jewelers, Decatur; Dianne Wammack (retired), Vestavia Hills; and George Wilder, The Locker Room, Montgomery and Auburn.

The Alabama Retail Association represents retailers, the largest private employer in the state of Alabama, before the Alabama Legislature and the U.S. Congress. Through sales of food, clothing, furniture, medicine and more, our 4,300 independent merchant and national company members touch almost every aspect of daily living. Since 1943, we’ve worked to promote what’s best for the retail industry in Alabama. Whether voicing the retail view when public policy is made, educating members about issues that impact them, negotiating rates for benefits and services or communicating the retail story, the Alabama Retail Association and its members are better together.

Nancy King Dennis | 334.551.0643 | 334.868.2195 (c)| 800.239.5423

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