News Release


California Retailers Association Announces 2022 Board of Directors

The California Retailers Association (CRA) announced today their 2022 Board of Directors. 

Nick Johnson, Target (Chair)
Larry Carr, Albertson’s/Safeway (Vice-Chair)
Chelsea Minor, Raley’s
Cindy Laubacher, CVS Health 
Francisco Uribe, The Home Depot

Executive Committee:
Dan Lopez, Best Buy
Jonathan Choi, DART Container Corp.
Blair Reinarman, Gap Inc.
Steve Thomas, Kohl’s
Chuck Miller, Macy’s
Joel Baise, Walgreens
Danielle Hohos, Williams Sonoma
Kevin Loscotoff, Walmart

Brenda Palomino, Amazon 
Tom Tucker, Autocare Association
David McKinney, AutoZone
David Sherwood, Daniel’s Jewelers
Stephenie Shah, Diageo
Meredith Preloh, Lowe’s
Fran Inman, Majestic Realty Group
Lupe de la Cruz, PepsiCo
Jermaine Smith, Rite Aid
Michael Diamond, Scotts Miracle Grow
Kent Kauss, Sempra Utilities
Stephanie Sheridan, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Kent Knutson, Tractor Supply Company

“I am pleased to welcome new and returning members to the association’s leadership team,” said Rachel Michelin, CRA President and CEO. “CRA will be busy this year advocating for the retail industry in California by tackling ongoing challenges facing our state and nation’s business economy including Organized Retail Crime, supply chain disruptions, environmental sustainability, and COVID-19. The CRA team, with the support of the 2022 Board of Directors, looks forward to working with the Governor’s Administration, state, and local policymakers, and other stakeholders on issues important to California’s consumers, economy, and workforce.”

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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