Retail Merchandising Advisory & Student Leadership Boards

Retail Merchandising advisory board group photo

Our advisory board brings together leaders from all corners of the retail industry. With a variety of backgrounds, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, our board members draw upon their design and retail experiences to actively shape our program and Center for Retail Design & Innovation strategy.

Advisory Board Members

Student Leadership Board Members

What our Board Has to Say 

"CRDI cultivates an organic and sustainable support structure through the mission of enriching student experiences with industry partnerships and mentoring opportunities."

—Jennifer Souchtchenko, Store Director, Target

"The CRDI perfectly connects retail professionals with student leaders fostering an environment that generates new ideas to solve current and future challenges.”

—Chris Woodbury, Supply Chain Director, Best Buy

"I look forward to the CRDI because it will be the conduit between the excellent students in the Retail Merchandising program and accomplished professionals at a wide variety of companies in their field of study, as well as shine a light on the strong Retail Merchandising program at the University of Minnesota."

—Nancy Gross, Director of Administration, Textile Center

Retail Merchandising and College of Design Support

Other College of Design Members