The Kentucky Retail Federation welcomes Matt Burnett, Wakefield-Scearce Galleries and Kevin Cranley, Willis Music Company to the Federation’s 2016 board of directors.
Matt Burnett, CFO of Wakefield-Scearce Galleries in Shelbyville, brings his experience as a third-generation retailer and 14 years invested in the retailing industry to the board.
Kevin Cranley, president of Willis Music Company, has held various positions in the company and brings 40 years of retail experience to the board. Willis Music Company is headquartered in Florence and has locations in Ohio and Kentucky.
Wakefield-Scearce and Willis Music Company were recently showcased in the 2015 Retail Across America: Kentucky video series and attended the National Retail Federation’s 2015 Retail Advocates Summit on behalf of the commonwealth to discuss the need to protect retailers through data breach security and level the playing field via e-fairness legislation.
“Matt and Kevin are great additions to the Federation’s board of directors,” Tod Griffin, KRF President commented. “Both bring unique and exceptional experience to the board and will lend their expertise to guiding the Federation in the right direction.”
The following individuals were re-elected to serve another two-year term on the Kentucky Retail Federation Board of Directors: Ed McCoy, Kerr Office Group; Bill Johnson, Target; Frank Julian, Macy’s; Calvin Kaufman, The Kroger Company; Paul Chambers, Speedway; A.F. Dawahare, Director Emeritus and John Hackett, Director Emeritus.
Ed McCoy, Kerr Office Group; and Travis Doster, Texas Roadhouse will complete their two-year term as Chairman and Chairman-elect respectively during the remainder of 2016.