Krystina Morgan, Managing Editor
Editor for both Independent Retailer and the Merchandiser magazines, both owned by Sumner Communications, Krystina Morgan is a recent grad of Southern Connecticut State University. Most of her writings were published in the Valley Independent Sentinel, New Haven Independent, and her campus’ paper, the Southern News. She enjoys playing video games and staying out of the sun. Krystina Morgan’s articles »
Lisa Evans, Editorial/Audience Development Director
Lisa Evans is the Editorial / Audience Development Director for Sumner Communications, the parent company of Independent Retailer and WholesaleCentral.com. 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 Evans’ articles »
Ron Fisher, Trade Show 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 »
Erika Jolly Brookes, Contributing Writer
Erika Jolly Brookes is chief marketing officer for Springbot, an eCommerce marketing platform, where she leads lead all aspects of marketing. Erika can be found actively engaging on a wide-range of topics including digital marketing and e-commerce on Twitter @ebrookes. A strategic technology-marketing veteran, Erika has held numerous executive-level marketing positions with leading technology companies like Oracle, Vitrue, MindSpring, Earthlink and Rackspace.
The Lease Coach, Contributing Writer
Dale Willerton and Jeff Grandfield are Commercial Lease Consultants who work exclusively for tenants. Dale and Jeff are professional speakers and co-authors of Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals FOR DUMMIES (Wiley, 2013). Got a leasing question? Need help with your new lease or renewal? Call 1-800-738-9202, or visit www.TheLeaseCoach.com.
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. Steve Rowen’s articles »