Shop! Governance

Shop! Officers


Joel Katterhagen
B+N Industries
1409 Chapin Avenue, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, California 94010

Executive Director

Todd Dittman
Shop Environments Association
4651 Sheridan Street, Suite #470
Hollywood, FL 33021

Vice Chairman

Bruce Barteldt
615 South College Street
Suite 1600
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202


Francisco DeJesus
Universal Display & Fixture
726 E. Highway 121
Lewisville, TX. 75057

Past President

Richard Nathan
2800 Golf Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
2016 – Nov. 2018

Shop! Team

Todd Dittman, Executive Director
[email protected]

Meredith Taylor
General Manager
[email protected]

Global Development

Leo van de Polder, MaRC
Global Development Director,
Global Education Manager,
+31 (0)6 5108 2565
[email protected]

Sales: Advertising & Sponsorship

John Enright
[email protected]

Membership and Awards

Emily Brochstein
Membership and Awards Director
[email protected]


Beatriz Miceno
Accounting Manager
[email protected]

Shem Odhiambo
[email protected]


Andrew VanWasshnova
Program Director
[email protected]

Josie Mendez
Governance and Communications Coordinator
[email protected]

Events & Meetings

Debra Dean
Events Project Mgr.
[email protected]

Libby Settle
Meetings Manager
[email protected]

Marketing & Communications

Alexandra Ozerkis
VP, Marketing & Communications
[email protected]

Stan Samples
Director, Marketing & Communications
[email protected]

Kara Yacovone
Manager, Marketing & Communications
[email protected]


Dash Nagel
Managing Director, PAVE
[email protected]


Jo Rossman
LEED AP ID+C, Publisher/Editor
[email protected]

Education & Research

Madeline Baumgartner, MaRC
Director of Education & Research
[email protected]


Board of Directors

Ron Apel
Ex-Sell Sales & Merchandising

Chris Bull

Ryan Brevda
Ryan Scott, Inc.

Francisco De Jesus
Universal Display & Fixtures

John Jaffke
DJ Jaffke Consulting

Ellen Johnson
Noa Brands

Cindi Kato

Lynn Knutson
Artitalia Group Inc.

Teri Mascotti
Mascotti Strategies

Kevin Tierney

Hubert Van Doorne
Nexmosphere B.V.

Steve Varon
Crown Metal Manufacturing Company

Rachel Zsembery
Bergmeyer Associates

Executive Director

Todd Dittman


Education Council

Council works to build a course structure that delivers better certification and standards for improving our value and therefore success. This effort will result in our members being recognized globally as best qualified in their field. Success here will lead to higher talent levels for our members on all fronts.

Council Members
Cindi Kato, Board Liaison
Madeline Baumgartner, Staff Liaison
Melissa Molyneaux, Council Chair
Andrea Voznikova, Council Vice Chair

Research Council

Council works to position Shop! as the world’s leading Retail Think Tank. We will establish ourselves as the most accurate, credible resource for predictive analytics regarding the evolving shopper experience.

Council Members
Teri Mascotti, Board Liaison
Madeline Baumgartner, Staff Liaison
Todd Dittman, Staff Liaison
Kevin Tierney, Council Chair
Anne Samoyedny, Council Vice Chair

Industry Future Council

Council strives to bring the next generation of talent into our industry and association with PAVE playing a significant role. Also, work to encourage more diversification in our membership, board and strategic leadership councils. The result of this strategic direction (essential to our future success) will be membership and board participation that better reflects the world we live and work in.

Council Members
Rachel Zsembery, Board Liaison
Dash Nagel, Staff Liaison
Tara Liong, Council Chair
Open, Council Vice Chair

Producer Council

Council works to ensure producer members are engaged in tangible opportunities proving the value of the association. The Council will work to assure focus on Producer members of the association.

Council Members
Mike Haddon, Board Liaison
Dave Mueller, Board Liaison
Todd Dittman, Staff Liaison
Mike Schliesmann, Council Chair
Open, Council Vice Chair

Creative Council

Council works to ensure all design and creative member segments are engaged in tangible opportunities proving the value of the association. The Council will work to further develop focus on collaborative inspiration and the design process.

Bruce Barteldt, Board Liaison
Todd Dittman, Staff Liaison
Cynthia Hirsch, Council Chair
Anthony Barsi, Council Vice Chair

Global Council

Council works to position Shop! as a unified Global association. As a result, we expect to bring members from around the world together to create a more connected and collaborative association through our unique channels.

Council Members
Francisco De Jesus, Board Liaison
Anna Lebedeva, Council Chair
Leo Van De Polder, Council Vice Chair
Todd Dittman, Secretary

Retail Execution Ad Hoc Committee

Foster a community for those offering retail execution within Shop! membership. Help generate retail execution content as part of Shop! outputs. Composed of former WARES members.

Shop! Board of Directors – Call for Nominations

Nominations for the Shop Association’s board of directors are now open.  The Board of Directors is responsible for helping Shop advance its core purpose of inspiring members to enhance the retail experience.

As a Board member, you will be a representative of the entire retail environments and experiences industry.  You will help to set policy and strategy to achieve the association’s business goals.   You will be asked to participate in board meetings and activities that include two face-to-face meetings (GlobalShop in June and ShopX Annual Meeting in the Fall) and two board conference calls per year.  You will also have the chance to lead and participate in peer group councils and committees.

Director opportunities currently exist in the producer, designer and associate membership categories.

Those who are elected to the Board will serve a 3-year term (2020 – 2022) beginning with this year’s Fall meeting where the membership approves the nominees.

You may submit a nomination for either yourself or for someone who you feel possesses the leadership qualities and interests to be an effective Shop Board member by going to this link and completing the information about the nominee.

The deadline for nominations is June 29th.  Any questions should be directed to Todd Dittman at [email protected] .