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

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

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

  • Bealls

Steve Knopik
Bealls Inc.

  • Belk

April Doktor
College Relations & Recruitment Manager,

Ashley Turner

  • BrandsMart U.S.A.: of course... your favorite brands at low, low prices

Lary Sinewitz
Executive Vice President

  • Bridgestone: 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

  • Caleres: 5

Doug Koch
Chief Talent Officer

Jeff Sullivan
Vice President, Talent & Org. Management

  • CSG: 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: Atlanta

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

  • E. & J. Gallo Winery

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

  • Element

Susan Chronister
Vice President of Sales
Element TV

  • Enhanced Retailers Solutions

James E. Lewis
Founder and CEO
Enhanced Retail Solutions LLC

  • Enterprise

Charly Boorom
Group Talent Acquisition Manager
Enterprise Holdings

  • Florida Retail Federation: The Voice of Florida Retailing

Samantha Padgett
General Counsel
Florida Retail Federation

Scott Shalley
Florida Retail Federation

  • GuideWell Connect

Michael Archer
Senior Director
GuideWell Connect

  • JCPenney

Daniel Chesson
Sr. Recruitment Branding Specialist

Paul Ferrante
Talent acquisition Sr. Manager, Southern Stores Division

  • LPRC: Loss Prevention Research Council

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

  • Macy’s

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

  • Nepa

Erik Enecker

  • NRF: National Retail Federation

Ellen Davis
Senior VP of NRF, Executive Director
NRF Foundation

  • NPD

Don Unser

  • Office Depot, OfficeMax

  • The Paper Store

Beth Angelo
Board Member
The Paper Store

  • Pinch-A-Penny Pool, Patio, Spa: The Perfect People For A Perfect Pool

John Thomas

  • Rooms To Go

Becky Richards
Recruiting Manager
Rooms To Go

  • RDM: Retail Detail Merchandising
  • Sealane Marketing

Chip Lane
Sealane Marketing

  • Scargo Hill Capital: Transition Forward

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

  • Shiftgig

Jill Erickson
Chief Revenue Officer, Shiftgig

Mindy Gulledge
Director, National Enterprise Strategic Solutions, Shiftgig

  • Softvision

Cutler Knupp
Corporate and Channel Development

  • Tyco

Sheila Jones
Project Manager, Retail Solutions
Tyco Integrated Solutions

Eric White
Account Executive at Johnson Controls
Tyco Retail Solutions

  • Walgreens: at the corner of happy & healthy

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