News Release


Cal Retailers Announces 2023 Board of Directors

The California Retailers Association (CRA) announces their 2023 Board of Directors.


Chelsea Minor, Raley’s (Chair)
Danielle Hohos, Williams Sonoma (Vice-Chair)
Blair Reinarman, Gap Inc.
Dan Lopez, Best Buy 

Executive Committee:
Jonathan Choi, DART Container Corp.
Stephanie Sheridan, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Steve Thomas, Kohl’s
Opio Dupree, Macy’s
Joel Baise, Walgreens
Fran Inman, Majestic Realty Group
Kevin Loscotoff, Walmart

Brenda Palomino, Amazon 
David McKinney, AutoZone
Carla Saporta Cheng, CVS
David Sherwood, Daniel’s Jewelers
John Kirkham, Disney
John Dillon, The Home Depot
Meredith Preloh, Lowe’s
Lupe de la Cruz, PepsiCo
Jermaine Smith, Rite Aid
Michael Diamond, Scotts Miracle Grow
Kent Kauss, Sempra Utilities
Kent Knutson, Tractor Supply Company
Alex Randolph, Target

CRA also promotes staff member Ryan Allain to Director, Government Affairs. The board and staff announcements come ahead of Cal Retailers’ Legislative Advocacy Days, scheduled for Tuesday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 1. During the two day event, member companies will meet with state legislators and representatives of the Governor’s Administration and have a series of in-depth educational sessions focused on the latest issues impacting California’s retail industry- a driving force for the state economy, soon to be the fourth largest in the world. 

Cal Retailers’ Board of Directors and member companies will also host a reception honoring legislators who have made a positive impact on California’s retail industry. Policy makers, CRA members and others throughout the Capitol community will come together on the evening of Tuesday, January 31 to recognize CRA’s 2022 Retail Champions and Friends of California Retail.

“We appreciate those state policymakers who have shown a willingness to work with the retail industry, an industry that represents 25% of California’s jobs, 3.7 million California employees, $221.9 billion of California’s GDP and supports over 500,000 retail establishments in the state,” said Rachel Michelin, President and CEO of the California Retailers Association. “We look forward to presenting awards and continuing productive policy conversations on issues that are important to California’s consumers, economy, and workforce.” er 504000 retail establishments in the state. 

The California Retailers Association is the only statewide trade association representing all segments of the retail industry including general merchandise, department stores, mass merchandisers, online markets, convenience stores, supermarkets and grocery stores, chain drug and specialty retail such as auto, vision, jewelry, hardware, and home stores. CRA’s mission is to promote, preserve, and enhance the retail industry in California by taking significant leadership positions in development of public policy and regulatory measures that impact members and the business climate in California. For more information visit the CRA website at  


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