Shop! Governance

Shop! Officers

Chairman

Bruce Barteldt
Chief Innovation Officer
Little

Executive Director

Paul Hagar
Shop Environments Association

Vice Chairman

Brad Stewart
Executive Vice President
Hera Lighting, LP

Treasurer

Francisco DeJesus
President & CEO
Universal Display & Fixtures

Past President

Joel Katterhagen
President
B&N Industries

Board of Directors

Ron Apel
Ex-Sell Sales & Merchandising

Ryan Brevda
Ryan Scott, Inc.

Cynthia Hirsch
Collaborative Design Strategies

John Jaffke
DJ Jaffke Consulting

Ellen Johnson
Noa Brands

Lynn Knutson
Artitalia Group Inc.

Ken Nisch
JGA

Jim Scarpone
Shawmut Design + Construction

Kevin Tierney
Tarkett

Hubert Van Doorne
Nexmosphere B.V.

Steve Varon
Crown Metal Manufacturing Company

Rachel Zsembery
Bergmeyer Associates

Shop! Team

Paul Hagar
Executive Director
phagar@staff.shopassociation.org

Sheila Lee
General Manager
847-686-2348
SLee@staff.shopassociation.org

Global Development

Leo van de Polder, MaRC
Global Development Director,
Global Education Manager,
+31 (0)6 5108 2565
lpolder@shopassociation.org

Sales: Advertising & Sponsorship

John Enright
jenright@staff.shopassociation.org

Membership and Awards

Emily Brochstein
Membership and Awards Director
ebrochstein@staff.shopassociation.org

Amanda Frio
Membership and Database Coordinator
afrio@staff.shopassociation.org

Programs

Andrew VanWasshnova
Program Director
AVanWasshnova@staff.shopassociation.org

Events & Meetings

Libby Settle
Meetings Manager
LSettle@staff.shopassociation.org

Marketing & Communications

Alexandra Ozerkis
VP, Marketing & Communications
AOzerkis@staff.shopassociation.org

Kara Yacovone
Manager, Marketing & Communications
KYacovone@staff.shopassociation.org

Dorianne Kaboya
Assistant Manager, Marketing & Communications
DKaboya@staff.shopassociation.org

Councils

Council Members are responsible for leading and managing all operational activities of the association in accordance with the current strategic plan and under the guidance of the Board of Directors. To learn more about how to get involved with Shop, please contact slee@staff.shopassociation.org.

Creative Council

Creative Council Member is responsible for:

  • sharing best practices in trends, materials and design to help retailers and brands be on the forefront of what is shaping retail
  • representing the designer and visual merchandisers member needs
  • identifying content and value-add programs to retain and attract these members

Global Council

Global Council Members are responsible for:

  • Enhancing Shop’s offerings to the industry through global best practices and to connect members worldwide.
  • Representing geographical locations around the world and work together to offer valuable programs that benefit the entire Shop community.

Producer Council

Producer Council Members are responsible for:

  • sharing best practices on manufacturing and production. Discuss key business issues impacting producer members.  Be available to consult staff on industry insights, materials, procedures, etc.
  • assist staff in recruiting expert speakers, writers, etc. for association events, whitepapers, podcasts, etc.
  • be spokesperson for the association in member recruiting efforts.

Retailer & Brand Council

Retailer & Brand Council Members are responsible for:

  • Address the needs of the constantly changing industry and to enhance the customer experience at retail.
  • Represent the needs of Shop’s Retailer and Brand clients by communicating, participating, and advocating for Shop.

Service Provider Council

Service Provider Members are responsible for:

  • sharing best practices for service providers. Discuss key business issues impacting this type of member.  Be available to consult staff on industry insights, materials, procedures, etc.
  • assist staff in recruiting expert speakers, writers, etc. for association events, whitepapers, podcasts, etc.
  • be spokesperson for the association in member recruiting efforts.

Advisory Groups

Awards & Competitions

Awards & Competitions Advisory Group is responsible for:

  • Featuring talent to the industry to maximize exposure to Brand and Retailer customers.
  • Assure that Shop’s competition and awards programs hold the highest standard(s) to display work and maximize member participation.

Events & Happenings

Events & Happenings Advisory Group is responsible for:

  • Contribute to the development of dynamic industry events that connect all facets of Shop member segments – brands, retailers, designers and suppliers.
  • Create unique opportunities for virtual and in-person collaboration and networking that attract and represent all segments of the industry.

Education & Research

Education & Research Advisory Group is responsible for:

  • Curating content for the industry to maximize exposure to each member segment and potential customers.
  • Assure that Shop’s research and educational programs hold the highest standard(s) to advance the profession and maximize member participation.

Growth & Outreach

Growth & Outreach Advisory Group is responsible for:

  • Identifying unique offerings to attract diverse audiences.
  • Assure that Shop’s growth and outreach advances the profession and maximizes member participation.