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GMDC Board Welcomes New Directors, Appoints Chairman

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Five new member representatives have been elected to the board of directors of the Global Market Development Center based in Colorado Springs, Colo. GMDC is a nonprofit global trade association dedicated to serving health beauty wellness and general merchandise retailers, wholesalers and suppliers and is governed by its board of directors who serve a two-year term basis.

As of Jan. 1., newly elected board officers are:

• Chairman—Bill Anderson, group VP of drugstore, beauty, GM, floral and services at H-E-B;

• Vice-chairman—Dewayne Rabon, VP of general merchandise/HBC/family care at BI-LO/Winn-Dixie; and

• Secretary/Treasurer—Steve Davis, director of center store; GM/HBC and grocery nonfoods at Weis Markets Inc.

GMDC’s immediate past chairman from 2011-2012 is Anthea Jones, SVP of operations and president of BI-LO.

“Now, and more than ever, GMDC is delivering additional value to its membership through new programs developed by our boards,” says Dave McDonnell, president and CEO of GMDC. “We continue to drive innovation programs throughout 2013. I am very excited to have these reputable and world-class company executives helping lead our association and building new and efficient ways of conducting business while making our existing model even stronger.”

The new directors to the board are:

• David Lowe, senior director of HBC/GM/seasonal at C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc.;

• Michael O’Shell, director of center store at Rouses Enterprises LLC;

• Bob Richardson, director of sales, industry and customer development at Clorox/Burt’s Bees;

• Mitch Terry, VP of sales and merchandising HBC/GM at Associated Grocers of Florida Inc.; and

• Kathy Williams, senior business manager of GM/HBC at Raley’s Family of Fine Stores.

The association and its board of directors utilize the counsel of four standing advisory committees:

• General Merchandise (GM) Advisory Board represents the unique perspective of the GM supplier constituency;

• Health Beauty Wellness (HBW) Advisory Board represents the unique perspective of the HBW supplier constituency;

• Membership Advisory Board (MAB) attracts and retains stakeholders and associates throughout the GM and HBW industries; and

• Education Leadership Council (ELC) provides strategic direction and facilitation for the association’s educational communications and assets.

Go here to view the complete list of GMDC’s 2013 board of directors and other GMDC boards.


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