There are some changes going on at Retail Alliance we’d like to share!

After eight years with Retail Alliance, Joyce Smith has met hundreds if not thousands, of small businesses throughout Hampton Roads. In her role as Director of Member Relations, Joyce has been the ultimate connector and networker, always with the aim of helping our members succeed.

Joyce Smith headshotAlthough bittersweet, Joyce will be retiring in December 2018, taking a well-earned break and enjoying her spare time with her grandkids and friends!

“She’s one of the best membership development directors we’ve had at Retail Alliance,” said Ray Mattes, Retail Alliance President/CEO. “She has strengthened relationships with our members and the business community, and we will definitely miss her spark, honesty and tenacity.”

Tina Knight will join Retail Alliance on November 5, 2018 as Member Relations Advisor for the Southside. Knight, originally from Texas, moved to Virginia Beach in 1987 with her, now retired Navy, husband. Tina has over five years’ experience in sales, marketing and business development, formerly with Armor Insurance Group and The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium.

Tina Knight headshot“We look forward to Tina joining our team,” Mattes said. “She is passionate about the area and the success of businesses in the community. We are thrilled she has joined us and look forward to her continuing our tradition of helping local businesses thrive.”

In addition, we also welcome Marcy Greenwood and Ashley Roberson to the team. Marcy Greenwod has joined Margie Smith in our finance department working part-time as an Accounting Assistant, helping Margie with accounts payable, receivable and payroll, among other duties.Marcy Greenwood headshot

Ashley has joined the RA Business Solutions team as Sales Support & Marketing Coordinator, replacing Ashley Miller who has moved to Connecticut with her family.

Ashley R. will work with clients to help build relationships, coordinate marketing efforts, and assist in providing excellent customer service and technical support to all Equifax clients.Ashley Roberson headshot

Please join us in bidding Joyce a fond farewell and welcoming our new team members.