Retail Alliance Board- New Officers and Directors

//Retail Alliance Board- New Officers and Directors

Retail Alliance Board- New Officers and Directors

Norfolk, VA: March 1, 2019 – Hampton Roads’ Retail Alliance board elected new officers, three new board members, and re-elected directors.

The 2019-2020 officers are:

  • Pam Katrancha (Garden Gazebo), Chairperson of the Board
  • Phil Scotti (Philip Michael Fashion for Men) Vice Chairperson of the Board
  • Joe Taylor (Taylor’s Do It Center), Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
  • Ray Mattes (Retail Alliance), President/CEO
  • Beth Parsons (Retail Alliance), Corporate Secretary


Directors re-elected to a 2-year term to expire in 2021:

  • Nathan Benson (Tidewater Finance)
  • Carlyle Bland (Second Mouse, Inc – Brown Chicken Brown Cow, Venture Kitchen and Bar & Marker 20)
  • Robert Gurnee (Suburban Capital), Budget Committee Chairperson
  • Lori Janke (Clothes Mentor/Once Upon A Child), Audit Committee Chairperson
  • Pam Katrancha (Garden Gazebo)
  • Sarah Pishko (Prince Books), Loss Prevention Task Force Chairperson
  • Debbie Ross (Lynnhaven Mall), Membership Committee Chairperson
  • John Small (Small’s Restaurant & Catering Co)
  • Joe Taylor, (Taylor’s Do It Center)
  • Ben Willis, III (Willis Furniture), Bylaws Chairperson
  • Jim Wofford (MacArthur Center) Additional Revenue Chairperson


The three new board directors are as follows:

  • Michael Benton (Stark & Legum Men’s Wear)
  • Ron Russell (R&R Tires)
  • Susan Springer (Chesapeake Square Mall)

Current board directors:

  • Denise Clarke (Care-A-Lot Pet Supply), Buy Local Chairperson
  • Jenny Crittenden (Gloucester Main Street Preservation), Legislative Committee Chairperson
  • Tom Hartman (Atlantic Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc)
  • Kathy Knack (Kathy Knack Interior Designs, Inc)
  • Cary E. Patrick (WT Patrick & Sons, Inc)
  • Jack Plomgren (Cartridge Man), Education Committee and Foundation Chairperson
  • Brock Potter (Potter and Company), Investment Committee Chairperson
  • Phil Scotti (Philip Michael Fashion for Men), Nominating Committee Chairperson

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Retail Alliance is a non-profit trade association serving the interests of local retailers in Hampton Roads since 1903. The organization promotes and supports the healthy growth of retail businesses and trade through education, advocacy and member benefits.