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Colvard joins GMDC staff as Member Services’ manager

BY Adam Kraemer

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The Global Market Development Center announced this week the addition of Jane Colvard to its staff as the manager of Member Services. Her responsibilities will focus on growing GMDC’s membership and conference attendance, including creating programs to recruit new members and retain existing members, GMDC said.

Prior to joining GMDC, Colvard served as the manager of Education at the American Numismatic Association, a non-profit, educational association. Originally joining the staff of the ANA as the research librarian/archivist, the responsibilities of her final position included the planning and implementation of educational programs, services and seminars designed to reach over 34,000 members.

“We are so fortunate to find an individual like Jane with a strong association and customer service background, and a true passion to serve our members as well,” added Jerry Barnes, vice president of Member Services.

“My career has always centered on providing services and programs to membership associations and I’m very excited about the opportunity of becoming a part of GMDC, an organization that is well-known for being extremely member-centric,” Colvard stated. “I look forward to working with the GMDC staff and membership and to continue to build upon this tradition of excellence.”

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Winn-Dixie announces four new additions to corporate staff

BY Diana Alickaj

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Winn-Dixie Stores, a grocery store chain of about 520 stores, has recently announced four new associates to its corporate staff.

The company has named Mark Tanis vice president of Compensation and Benefits. He formerly worked for companies such as Watson Wyatt Worldwide, and Hewitt Associates. Chris Vukich, who has a title of vice president of Pricing, previously held positions at Dell Computer and Wall-mart.

Joe McKie, who will serve as vice-president of Corporate Brands, formerly worked for several high-profile companies such as Federal Group and Daymen Worldwide. Finally, Matt Guttermuth, Winn Dixie’s new vice president of Center Store, held a position as former president and chief executive officer of Safeway.com, and has also worked for a string of top global companies.

According to the company, Tanis will be responsible for planning and applying a new compensation and befits program for the staff of 52,000. Vukic will be managing and developing pricing strategies for the company. McKie will oversee and redesign Winn-Dixie’s private label products as well as taking care of all the corporate brands initiatives, and Guttermuth will be in charge of the Center store as well as all its buying and merchandising departments.

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CVS unveils field for 10th annual Charity Classic

BY Antoinette Alexander

WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS Caremark, along with CVS Charity Classic co-hosts Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade, unveiled on Monday the field for the Charity Classic’s 10th anniversary edition.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the CVS Caremark Charity Classic with such a distinguished group of the world’s top golfers,” stated Eileen Howard Dunn, tournament chairman of the CVS Caremark Charity Classic. “Most importantly, however, we’re proud to be marking the tournament’s significant philanthropic endeavors. During the past nine years the CVS Caremark Charity Classic has raised more than $10 million for New England charities dedicated to children and families.”

This year, the annual golf tournament is scheduled for June 22 to 24 at Rhode Island Country Club and will benefit numerous regional charities. It will once again draw its 20-player field from the ranks of the PGA, LPGA and Champions tours. The announced field represents three countries and includes legendary golfer and three-time Masters Champion Nick Faldo, who will be making his inaugural appearance.

Tournament week begins with the Pepsi Pro-Am on June 22 followed by the two-day tournament June 23 to 24. Participants will be competing for a purse of $1.55 million.

Beginning May 11, tickets for the event will be available free through a special promotion at CVS stores in Rhode Island as well as select locations in Massachusetts.

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