NARMS Names Lipscomb Director Member Relations and Communications
April 5, 2012 by Newsfeed Editor
NARMS International is pleased to announce that Fiona Lipscomb has joined the trade association in the newly created position of Director of Member Relations and Communications. In this post, Lipscomb will act as the central liaison between the association and its retail merchandising and marketing industry members; be responsible for membership retention, renewal and recruitment; and assist members to fully realize the value of their affiliation with NARMS through multiple communication channels. She will report directly to NARMS International Executive Director, Tom Caddell.
Lipscomb comes to NARMS with a wealth of relevant business experience related to managing relationships with large national and international groups. For the last five years, she served as Regional Director for the American Heart Association. Prior to that, she was the Convention Services Manager for the Beau Rivage, an MGM Mirage hotel and casino property in Biloxi, MS. She began her career at EuroDisney Paris where she served in the Convention Services department, which led to a position as the International Sales and Conventions Manager at Sun City Resort, South Africa.
Lipscomb holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Johannesburg and a Certified Meeting Professional designation through the Convention Industry Council. She currently resides in Biloxi along with her two sons, ages 14 and 11.
NARMS’ almost 400 member companies perform well over $3 billion in merchandising services, sales marketing, event marketing, demonstration and other retail services annually. The international trade association serves as a “central gathering point” for the retailing industry; promoting and establishing industry standards; providing critical industry research studies and educational information about the industry while acting as a voice for its diverse membership of service providers, manufacturers, retailers, and associates. NARMS represents all classes of trade including: grocery, drug, mass, department, home and building centers, computer and office supply, electronic, value retailers, specialty, and convenience retailers.
Additional NARMS information is available at www.narms.com, including details about the NARMS Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference (RMMC) at Saddlebrook Resort, Wesley Chapel, FL on April 14-17, 2012.
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