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

Ashley Turner
College Relations & Recruitment Manager,

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

Lary Sinewitz
Executive Vice President

  • 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

  • Dave and Buster's

Joe DeProspero
Vice President of Finance

  • 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

Shelby Dotson
Director of Membership
Florida Retail Federation

Scott Shalley
Florida Retail Federation

  • The Haskell Company

Cutler Knupp
Director of Strategy & Technology Investments

  • JCPenney

Vivian Chen
College Recruiting Senior Specialist

Paul Ferrante
Talent acquisition Sr. Manager, Southern Stores Division

  • Johnson Controls

Sheila Jones
Project Manager, Retail Solutions
Johnson Controls

Eric White
Account Executive
Johnson Controls

  • Lowe's

Brian Jeffcoat
Associate Recruiter/Campus Recruiting

  • 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

  • Michaels

Kristina Landis
Director Organizational Development

  • The Miller Group

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
Group President, Retail

  • Office Depot, OfficeMax

Deb Roth
Sr. Director for Process Improvement, Retail Systems and Omni Channel

  • 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

  • RDM: Retail Detail Merchandising
  • Sealane Marketing

Chip Lane
Sealane Marketing

  • Rooms To Go

Michelle Boyea
Vice President Human Resources
Rooms To Go

  • Ross

Kaley Polhill
College Recruiter

  • Walgreens: at the corner of happy & healthy

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