CCA Global Partners Announces New Board Members

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CCA Global Partners is proud to announce the election of two new members of its Board of Directors - Gina Schaefer and Rick Wiebe; Schaefer and Wiebe were elected after the retirement of long-time Board members LaVone Pirner and Jan Soderstrom. Schaefer and Wiebe were elected to the Board by the membership at the annual stockholders’ meeting, July 14, 2016, Dallas, Texas, and their terms run through 2019.

CCA Global Partners is proud to announce the election of two new members of its Board of Directors.

Gina Schaefer is CEO of Logan Hardware, which operates eleven Ace Hardware® stores in greater Washington, DC. She owns two Budget Blinds franchises. Gina sits on the Boards of: Ace Hardware Corporation, a cooperative, which provides products and services to 4,700 Ace member-stores; House of Ruth, which provides services to women and children who are homeless or victims of domestic violence; Jubilee Jobs, a workforce development organization serving the poor; and Institute for Self-Reliance, which supports environmentally sound and equitable community development. Prior to entering retailing, Gina had work experience with several technology companies and the Children’s Defense Fund. She holds a B.A. from Wittenberg University.

Rick Wiebe is President of Carpet Colour Carpet One Floor & Home, Red Deer, Alberta. Rick purchased the business in 1987. He joined Carpet One in 1996. Rick served the Central Alberta Home Builders Association as board member and President, and he sat on the Alberta Provincial Apprenticeship Board. Rick is currently involved with a humanitarian NGO, A Better World, working as a project manager, teaching leadership workshops, and sits on the steering committee. At Crossroads Church, he served on the board, delivered youth programming for twelve years, and now is involved in pre-marriage and marriage training. Rick has served on several Carpet One Floor & Home® committees.

“Both Rick and Gina are exceptional choices to serve on CCA’s board,” said Rick Bennet, co-CEO of CCA Global Partners. “Their combined experience in retail and cooperative businesses will help our board to continue to make sound business decisions that benefit our membership.”

Schaefer and Wiebe were elected after the retirement of long-time Board members LaVone Pirner and Jan Soderstrom. “LaVone and Jan have been great assets to our board over the years and we wish them the best with their future endeavors,” said Howard Brodsky, Chairman and co-CEO of CCA Global Partners. “We are excited about the experience and skills our two new board members will bring to the table.”

Schaefer and Wiebe were elected to the Board by the membership at the annual stockholders’ meeting, July 14, 2016, Dallas, Texas, and their terms run through 2019. For more information on CCA Global’s Board of Directors, please visit http://www.ccaglobalpartners.com/leadership

About CCA Global Partners

CCA Global Partners, Inc. is a privately held cooperative based in the United States with member businesses in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. For more than a quarter of a century, CCA Global has partnered with entrepreneurial businesspeople to create a cooperative powerhouse unmatched in the marketplace. With 13 independent business brands and more than 2,800 locations, CCA Global Partners is well positioned to positively impact the success of independent businesses. For more information on CCA Global Partners, go to http://www.ccaglobal.com.

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