Meaghan Brophy

Meaghan Brophy, Editor
Meaghan Brophy is an Editor for Sumner Communications, parent company of Independent Retailer. With a M.S. in Publishing from Pace University, she has a broad knowledge of the publishing industry and passion for polished editorial. Before joining Sumner Communications, Meaghan has worked in content marketing, and business management. Meaghan Brophy’s articles »

Lisa Evans

Lisa Evans, Editorial/Audience Development Director
Lisa Evans is the Editorial / Audience Development Director for Sumner Communications, parent company of Independent Retailer and A publishing industry veteran of 25 years, Lisa has been responsible for every area of magazine fulfillment, circulation, production, and marketing for both B2C and B2B publications. Lisa contributes regularly to Independent Retailer and helps define the editorial direction of upcoming issues. Lisa Evan’s articles »

Ron Fisher

Ron Fisher, Editor, National Trade Show Association
Ron has been in the industry for 19+ years covering the trade show circuit. With his myriad of contacts in the trade show world, Ron provides IR with an in-depth look into the wholesale and retail show industries. A frequent contributor to the magazine, Ron’s experience provides an insider’s look for our retail audience. Ron Fisher’s articles »

Kevin Zimmerman

Kevin Zimmerman, Professional Writer
Kevin Zimmerman is a professional writer, editor and journalist with over 20 years of experience writing for the media, business and arts executives, public relations and corporate communications departments, celebrities, entrepreneurs, website developers, and more, with a commitment to the highest possible editorial quality. Kevin Zimmerman’s articles »

Jon VanZile

Jon VanZile, Contributing Writer
Jon’s writing has appeared in national media properties including Crane’s B2B Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Los Angeles Times, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Better Homes & Gardens publications, and many others.
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Steve Rowen

Steve Rowen
Steve Rowen is a partner at Retail Systems Research, as well as an emerging markets specialist. In addition to having been a pioneering analyst in the field of customer data security, Rowen’s areas of focus include environmental sustainability within retail, loss prevention, cross-channel and eCommerce applications, as well as merchandising and workforce management technologies. His analysis and insight have made him a frequent source to the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, ComputerWorld, Chain Store Age and many others, as well as a sought-out presenter at high-level and educational industry events.
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