The Retail Merchandising Advisory Board is composed of professional representing various areas of the retail merchandising industry, retail merchandising programs faculty and selected College of Design administrators. The board serves as a sounding board for decisions the program must make, helps us challenge assumptions about the profession, and increase our awareness of changing technology, trends and practices that will influence our students’ readiness for professional service. The board provides an opportunity to build relationships, develop resources and strengthen our identity within the professional world.
Jessi Atkinson, Select Comfort
Jason Dworshak, Creative Apparel Concepts
Elissa Erickson, Metro Transit
Cari Gelle, Deluxe Corp
Nancy Gross, Minnesota Textile Center
Jill Hamburger, Vida Gaming, Inc.
Leah Hanke, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
Heather Harnisch, Target Corp
Peggy Lord, president, formerly with Target and Christopher Banks
Claire Miller, Coolibar
Amanda Morell, Urban Outfitters
Cheryl Olson, Bluestem Brands Inc.
Sandy Praus, Polaris
Kim Schiek, Buckle
Mel Smith, Kohl's Department Stores
Jaye Thompson, Teaching Specialist, U of MN
Andrew Ward, Merchology
Christopher Woodbury, Best Buy
Retail Merchandising Program Faculty
Retail Merchandising Student Leadership Board
Brenna Schlauderaff, presidentCathryn Wunrow
Other DHA/CDes Members
Becky Yust, CDes Interim Dean
Marilyn DeLong, CDes Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Kate Maple, CDes Assistant Dean for Student Services
Lori Mollberg, CDes Director of Alumni Relations and Continuing Education
Zach Curtix, CDES Associate Development Officer
Wanda Loerch, Undergraduate Program Advisor
Elizabeth (Missy) Bye, DHA Department Head
Kathy Guiney, DHA Executive Secretary