Merchants Hall of FAME


  • Marcy RiversVP DMM Jewelry and Fashion Accessories, Belk
  • Shirley ChenBuyer Jewelry, Fashion Accessories, Neiman Marcus Last Call
  • Rebecca CoxAccessories/Sunglasses/Belts Multi Channel Buyer, Nordstrom Rack
  • Wendy JohnsonProduct Development Director, JC Penney
  • Margaret DesalvoMulti-Channel Fashion Jewelry Buyer, Nordstrom
  • Ron D’AngeloEVP Sales, Collection 18
  • Rita Polidori O’BrienVP Marketing & Communications, United Legwear & Apparel Co.
  • Mark OdenheimerVP Sales, E. Gluck Corporation

More 2019 Hall of Fame Honorees To be Announced Soon

Past Inductees


  • Maci Mayo, buyer, Jewelry, Fashion Accessories, Hosiery, Legwear and Spanx
  • Anne Sterling, VP DMM Handbags & Accessories
  • Beth Jones, Senior Manager, Exclusive and Private Brand Accessories
  • Adele Pinto, Buyer, Handbags and Small Leathergoods
  • Renee Cohen, President of Steve Madden Belts and Madden Girl Bags
  • Lisa Nunziata, President, Handbag Division


  • LINCOLN MOORE, SVP GMM, Women’s Footwear, Jewelry, Handbags & Accessories, Saks Fifth Avenue
  • STEPHANIE SOLOMON, VP and Fashion Director, Lord & Taylor
  • HEATHER SCHMIDLE, GVP Omni DMM – Handbags, Accessories & Gifts, Macy’s
  • ELIZABETH WHITE, VP DMM Fashion Jewelry, Charming Charlie
  • DIANE MCKNIGHT, DVP, Accessories, Beauty and Intimate Apparel, Sears
  • TERRI GOLD, Omni Channel Designer Jewelry Buyer, Neiman Marcus
  • CARLY HORWITZ, Omni Buyer, Trend Fashion Jewelry, Bloomingdale’s
  • MAILE RASKE, DMM Ladies Accessories and Intimate Apparel, Gabriel Brothers
  • ELLEN MINGA, Senior Buyer, Handbags and Wallets, JCPenney
  • CAITLIN PACHUTA, Buyer, Fashion Accessories, Von Maur
  • MIRANDA STOYKO, Buyer, Ladies Accessories, Hudson’s Bay
  • CAREY HOFLE, Buyer, Jewelry and Watches, Beall’s Department Stores
  • DEE GALLAGHER, Buyer, Handbags and Watches, Stein Mart
  • CASEY REHFUSS, Buyer, Branded and Boxed Jewelry, Burlington Stores


  • DAVID NERI, VP/GMM Center Core, Belk
  • DAVID LAW, VP/GMM Center Core, Hudson’s Bay/Lord & Taylor
  • LORI MARTEN, VP/DMM Accessories and At Home, Nordstrom
  • TERI GAKOS, VP/DMM Center Core, Saks Off Fifth
  • JACQUELYNE MADDOX, VP Jewelry & Gifts, Francesca’s
  • JOHN RUGGIERI, VP/DMM Accessories, Charming Charlie
  • CHRISTINE MERRICK, VP/DMM Ladies’ Shoes & Handbags, Lord & Taylor
  • KRISTY LUERKENS, DMM Jewelry, Von Maur
  • MEGAN SEITZ, Senior Buyer, Handbags, Kohl’s
  • JOAN VELASCO-PINEDA, Senior Buyer Fashion Jewelry, JCPenney
  • KATIE SHIELDS, Buyer, Handbags &small Purse Accessories Boscov’s Department Store
  • PATTI HALL, Buyer, Handbags, Footwear & Legwear, Gordmans
  • ANNA THOMPSON-SEXE, Buyer, Fashion Jewelry, Target
  • NANETTE SAHA, Buyer Fine Jewelry, Stage Stores
  • KATIE HUFFNAGLE, Buyer, Jewelry, Burlington Stores
  • JEANIE NGUYEN, Buyer, Ladies Socks & Hosiery, Backpacks, Sunglasses, Watches and Gifts, Kroger/Fred Meyer


  • Jennifer Wesch, Bebe
  • Pamela McElroy, Belk
  • Becky Jaeger, Bon-Ton Stores
  • Evelyn Fisher, Boscov’s
  • Sophia Chen, Burlington Coat Factory
  • Melissa Sanders, Dillard’s
  • Lisa Raia, Dressbarn
  • Angie Lindsley, Gabriel Brothers
  • Destiny Shaw, Hudson’s Bay Co
  • Nancy Pastor, Macy’s
  • Selena Egert, Nordstrom Rack
  • Jennifer Dow, Neiman Marcus
  • Aroom Han, Shopbop
  • Lou Ann Talbi, Von Maur


  • Lord & Taylor, Robin Lee
  • Kohl’s, Ramin Mozafari
  • Macy’s, Garth Leas
  • Bloomingdales.com, Stacie Borteck
  • Belk, Kathy Thomas
  • Charming Charlie, Dawn Harris
  • DSW, Brittany Moeller
  • South Moon Under, Tai Camper
  • Irresistibles, Kelsey Doub
  • Boscov’s, Rebecca Harper
  • Dressbarn, Donna Szabo
  • Christopher & Banks, Kelly Griffin


  • Lord & Taylor/Hudson’s Bay Co., Liz Rodbell
  • Macy’s Merchandising Group, Michele Breslin
  • Payless ShoeSource, Tim Byrket
  • Bon-Ton Stores, Paula Lewandowski
  • Shopko, Melanie Wempe
  • Century 21 Department Stores, Jamie Barry
  • Ross Stores, Saundra Rieszer
  • Piperlime, Makiko Tada
  • Bloomingdale’s, Erica Russo
  • Fred Meyer, Leslie Dorfler
  • QVC, Lauren Smith
  • Stage Stores, Laura Nelson
  • Nordstrom Rack, Rachel Lopes Dias
  • Lord & Taylor, Kate Keifer Tracy


  • Lord & Taylor, MaryAnne Morin
  • Charming Charlie, Kasia Romo
  • JCPenney, Janet Nickerson
  • Dillard’s, Kay White
  • Sears, Michelle Vlahoyiannis
  • Zappos, Eileen Tetreault
  • Payless ShoeSource, Seana Kimzey
  • Charlotte Russe, Sheila Sciocchetti
  • Henri Bendel, Ariane Braverman
  • Belk, Cathie Wrona
  • Julian Gold, Cheryl Ernst
  • HauteLook, Dana Hauser Levey
  • DSW, Darcie Reeping
  • Chico’s, Doreen McFadden
  • Saks Fifth Avenue, Jennifer Asatur
  • The Bon-Ton Stores, Karen McGuire
  • HSN, Marjorie Griffith


  • Bealls Outlet/Burkes Outlet, June Ley
  • Belk, Ginny Johnson
  • Bloomingdale’s, Joyce Packman
  • Buckle, Stacey Manary
  • Dillard’s, Stephanie Mourao
  • Ebags.com/Handbags.com, Nancy Behrendt
  • JCPenney, Laura C. Martinez
  • Lord & Taylor, Helen Cain
  • Marmi, Risa Alper
  • Rue21, Lynne Lindley
  • Saks Fifth Avenue, Marnie Newkirk
  • Stein Mart, Lorrie Milligan Cassidy
  • Von Maur, Gretchen Deutmeyer