NAI Global promotes senior execs
NAI Global, headquartered in Princeton, N.J., has promoted four senior managers.
Rhyne Brown has moved up to executive VP client development. He will manage NAI Global’s North America sales team and helps develop NAI business strategies.
James R. Garrett Jr., MCR, has earned a promotion to executive VP network operations. His responsibilities will include assuring membership quality and delivering tools that embed NAI resources into member firms’ service offerings.
Henry Goodfriend, MCR, has been named executive VP operations at NAI Global’s New York City office. He will manage the day-to-day affairs of the office and oversee several accounts in the New York area.
Patricia Faulkner has been promoted to senior VP client development. She will oversee the development of NAI Global alliance partners and lead the firm’s new accelerated marketing program for commerci
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Glass retires from Wal-Mart board
BENTONVILLE, Ark. Former Wal-Mart president and CEO David Glass has chosen not to stand for re-election to the company’s board of directors at Wal-Mart’s annual shareholders’ meeting on June 5.
Glass joined Wal-Mart as EVP finance in 1976, was elected to its board a year later and named president in 1984. He succeeded the company’s founder Sam Walton as president and CEO in January 1988 and remained in that position until retiring in January 2000.
Michaels hosts Mother’s Day craft events
IRVING, Texas Michaels announced it will host a week of free Mother’s Day events May 2 through May 10.
The events, in all U.S. and Canada stores, will feature Michaels’ Top 5 Mother’s Day personalized projects: picture frames, decorated T-shirts, jewelry, cards and paper flower bouquets. Other workshops include keepsake corsages, keepsake plates and coupon books moms can redeem with her kids for chores and favors.
“We know families are very busy and these free workshops will give them an easy, convenient and inexpensive way to make Mother’s Day special on any budget,” said Michaels’ chief marketing officer Stuart Aitken. “Our customer survey showed that more than 90% of people said a thoughtful, handmade gift would be valued, and moms especially treasure gifts made for them by their children.”
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