Facilitators & SMEs
Cost & Methodology


The Cohort Facilitator (CF) serves as a mentor and guide for a specific group of participants as they work to complete the Certificate in Retail Operations. He or she works to assist those in their assigned cohort as they engage with both the content and the learning process. The CF monitors the online classroom and supervises the experiences and activities in the face-to-face cohort meetings.

Mary Landgrebe, Retail Inventory Solutions
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Traci Powers, Once Upon A Child Newport News and Clothes Mentor Newport News

Subject Matter Experts

Subject matter experts (SME) serve as guest speakers at cohort gatherings.

Kate Beadle, State Farm
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Jamie Beadle, State Farm
Don Blankinship, Director of Sales & Marketing, TechArk
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Marcia Futterman Brodie, Business Performance Specialist for BizConnect Hampton Roads
Dawn Brown, InSource Consulting,Inc.
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Jim Clark
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Jenny Crittenden, Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust
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Barbara Ewell, Retriever Merchant Solutions
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Robert G. Gurnee, Suburban Capital, Inc (Retired)
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Lori Janke, Once Upon A Child Newport News / Clothes Mentor Newport News
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Tobias Janke, Once Upon A Child Newport News / Clothes Mentor Newport News
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Pamela Katrancha, Garden Gazebo
Misty Leinberger, Pixel Financial Group
Kaycee McCoy, Create/Captivate Digital Marketing
Traci Bunn Powers, Clothes Mentor Newport News / Once Upon A Child Newport News
Tim Ryan, StartWheel
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Philip M. Scotti,
Philip Michael Fashion for Men
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William Warford, Director of Web Development & Digital Sales
Vista IMS (Internet Marketing Solutions), a Division of VistaGraphics, Inc
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