Corporate Sponsors

Corporate sponsors from the retail industry play an important role in our Miller Center's activities. We are thankful to recognize those companies that support our Center, our students and our initiatives.

Why Become a Sponsor?

  • Increased exposure with our students
  • Priority assistance with recruiting efforts
  • Priority assistance with interview schedules for permanent and internship placement
  • Networking and visibility opportunities with students and retail industry experts
  • Preferential treatment for workshops, seminars, conferences & continuing education programs
  • Discounts for our annual Retailing Smarter Conference

Abbott Laboratories

Karma McConaha,
Sr. Manager, Sales Operations Retail Sales Forces
Abbott Nutrition

Kelli Snell
Senior Manager, Sales Training Retail Sales Force
Abbott Nutrition

Beall's, Inc.

Steve Knopik
Beall's Inc.


Lary Sinewitz
Executive Vice President

Bridgestone Retail Operations

Katelyn Brown
Talent Acquisition
Bridgestone Retail Operations

Truman Hyde
Director of Consumer HR Business Partners
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations

James McClain
Director, Human Resources
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions


Doug Koch
Chief Talent Officer

Jeff Sullivan
Vice President, Talent & Org. Management

Chain Store Guide

Carmen Vasquez-Perez
Executive Vice President
Chain Store Guide

Charles & Alice

Jim Schneider
President/Managing Partner
Saratoga Chips LLC

City Furniture

Alexis Edwards
Manager of College Relations, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale
City Furniture

Janet Wincko
Vice President of Human Resources
City Furniture

Communities In Schools of Atlanta

Joe Vella
Development Manager, Corporate Relations
Communities In Schools of Atlanta

E&J Gallo

Kristi Bowen
Sales Recruiting Manager, Southeast & NE GA East Region
E&J Gallo

Element TV

Susan Chronister
Vice President of Sales
Element TV

Enhanced Retail Solutions

James E. Lewis
Founder and CEO
Enhanced Retail Solutions LLC


Charly Boorom
Group Talent Acquisition Manager
Enterprise Holdings

Florida Blue

Craig Thomas
President GuideWell Connect
Chief Marketing Officer
Florida Blue

Florida Retail Federation

Samantha Padgett
General Counsel
Florida Retail Federation

Scott Shalley
Florida Retail Federation


Daniel Chesson
Sr. Recruitment Branding Specialist

Paul Ferrante
Talent acquisition Sr. Manager, Southern Stores Division

Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC)

Read Hayes
Research Scientist at University of Florida
Director, Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC)

Macy's, Inc.

Taylor Caldwell
Manager, College Relations

The Mall at Millenia

Steven Jamieson, CSM
General Manager
The Mall at Millenia

Clara Miller
The Miller Group

David Miller, Jr.
The Miller Group

National Retail Federation

Ellen Davis
Senior VP of NRF, Executive Director
NRF Foundation


Don Unser

Office Depot
Pinch A Penny

John Thomas

Rooms To Go

Becky Richards
Recruiting Manager
Rooms To Go

Scargo Hill Capital

Andy Moser
Co-Founder, Managing Partner & CEO
Scargo Hill Capital

Retail Detail Merchandising Sealane Marketing

Chip Lane
Sealane Marketing


Jill Erickson
Chief Revenue Officer, Shiftgig

Mindy Gulledge
Director, National Enterprise Strategic Solutions, Shiftgig


Cutler Knupp
Corporate and Channel Development

The Paper Store

Beth Angelo
Board Member
The Paper Store


Sheila Jones
Project Manager, Retail Solutions
Tyco Integrated Solutions

Eric White
Account Executive at Johnson Controls
Tyco Retail Solutions


Kristen Vargas
Regional Vice President - Pharmacy and Retail Operations
Walgreens Co.


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BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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