NRF Staff

Administration and Finance

Brian Baskins
Coordinator, Facilities
Sr. Director, Revenue Accounting
Judy DePalma
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
VP, Human Resources
Sr. Director, Administration
Sharon Guevara
Director, Human Resources
Chief Financial Officer
Su Yeon Ko
Sr. Accountant/AP Manager
Leta McDowell
Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer
Monique Meleance
Assistant Controller
Chastity Nelson
Rocio Quintanilla
Assistant, Accounts Payable
Janet Taing
Staff Accountant

Communication and Public Affairs

Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
Senior Director, Media Relations
VP, Communications and Public Affairs
SVP, Communications and Public Affairs and Executive Director, NRF Foundation
Mia Weinand
Coordinator, Media Relations


Susan Cuevas
Manager, Attendee Services
Sr. Director, Meetings and Special Events
VP, Meetings and Special Events
Lisa Harkins
Manager, Speaker Logistics
Dasha Kimelman
Director, Attendee Registration Services
SVP, Conferences
Justene Pluta
Director, Meetings and Special Events
Adam Reiter
Project Manager, Trade Shows and Events
Sr. Director, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales
Monica Stewart
Director, Sponsorships
Sr. Director, Speaker Logistics


Vice President, Content and Retail Strategy
Ira Golthi
Lindsey Henry
Manager, Event Production and Operations
VP, Education Strategy
VP, Education Strategy

Government Relations

VP and Tax Counsel
VP, Government Relations, Banking and Financial Services
SVP, Government Relations and Executive Director, NCCR
Linda Ganeshan
Executive Assistant to the SVP and General Counsel
VP, Supply Chain and Customs Policy
Dylan Jeon
Manager, Government Relations
Manager, Grassroots Advocacy
VP and Senior Policy Counsel
Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
VP, Associate General Counsel
Sr. Director, Advocacy and Political Affairs
Eileen Pryor
Executive Assistant to the SVP of Government Relations
Shawna Purvis
Executive Assistant
VP, Government Relations and Workforce Development
VP, Government Relations and Political Affairs
VP, Government Relations Food and Energy Policy


Jeff Courtney
Manager, Data Integrity
Bryant Griffin
Helpdesk Specialist
Elana Hinton
Manager, IT Projects
Chief Information Officer
Sr. Director, Infrastructure Management
Matthew McKinzie
Web Developer
Steve Riley
Director, Database Management
Ingrid Savino De Moraes
Specialist, Data Integrity
Clint Thompson
Manager, Design & Usability
Bob Troutman
Director, Web Development
Catherine “Cass” Wright
Director, Data Policy


Adrienne Andrews
Marketing Analyst
Erica Aquilina
Manager, Multimedia Content and Design
Nkongho Beteck
Manager, Social Media and Digital Communications
Sherry Chaudoin
Production Manager
Sr. Director, Marketing Insights and Analytics
Sr. Director, Brand Marketing
Sara Lott
Director, Brand Marketing
Samantha Murphy
Manager, Marketing
Director, Digital Content
VP, Digital Communications
Managing Editor
Allison Taylor
Digital Designer

Member Relations

Sr. Director, Retail Technology and Cybersecurity
VP, Member Relations and Strategic Partnerships
Sr. Director, Member Development and Administration
Mercy Du
Director, Member Development
Mary Kita
Executive Assistant
April O’Brien
Manager, Member Relations and Programs


Sr. Director, Industry and Consumer Insights
Manager, Research and Industry Insights
Chief Economist
VP, Research Development and Industry Analysis