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ASTRA updates board of directors

Members of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) elected two specialty toy industry leaders to its Executive Committee and four to its Board of Directors at ASTRA’s Marketplace & Academy today in Pittsburgh, PA.  The new representatives are:

Chair-elect Amy Saldanha, CMR, CPE, Kiddywampus, Hopkins, MN

 Secretary Nick Tarzia, Stamford Toys, Stamford, CT

Directors
Jeanie Crone, Schleich USA Inc, Charlotte, NC
Corey Funkey, CPE, Smart Toys and Games, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Lisa Orman, KidStuff Public Relations, Black Earth, WI  

Brad Ruoho, Legacy Toys, Duluth, MN

 

Christine Blumberg, CPE, of Roberts Blumberg Giacobbe in Guilford, CTassumed the role of Chair of the ASTRA Board of Directors.  She has served as Chair-elect for the past year.

“ASTRA is so fortunate to have committed professionals who volunteer their time to lead this important organization and generate innovative ways to help members grow their toy businesses,” said ASTRA President Kimberly Mosley.  “ASTRA has always been member-driven, and our creative, engaged Board of Directors has always been one of our great strengths.”  

Originally posted Monday, Jun. 10, 2019