MONTGOMERY – Dec. 28, 2015 – Terry Wakefield Shea, co-owner of Wrapsody in Auburn and Hoover, was recently elected to the Alabama Retail Association’s board of directors. Shea’s term begins Jan. 1. Wrapsody has been an Alabama Retail member since 2004.
Earlier this year, Shea was chosen to represent retailers nationwide to testify before a congressional committee about the impact of the U.S. Labor Department’s proposed overtime regulations. Also in 2015, Shea attended the Retail Advocates Summit in Washington, D.C., as one of 52 invited Retail Champions from throughout the country.
Wrapsody is a unique and trendy gift and home accessory boutique that specializes in national brands like Vera Bradley, Sorrelle, Spartina, Alex and Ani, as well as several fashion clothing lines. Shea and co-owner Sarah Brown created the stores with a “celebration of giving” at the core of their mission. The two stores employ 30 people.
“Alabama Retail is not only the best place to get worker’s comp insurance, but I love knowing what is going on legislatively, at both the state and federal levels, that will impact my business,” said Shea. “ARA is the best at keeping its membership informed in a timely manner and also providing all information necessary to make an informed decision.”
Shea attended the University of Mississippi and graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta. She started off in sales, then moved to buyer and manager in the fashion and furniture industry before owning her own stores. She and her husband, John, live in Hoover, and have one daughter, Molly.
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 4,100 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!
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