Anaheim, Calif. - Twenty-year BrandSource member Andy Kersey has been elected chairman of the buying group's board.
Kersey, a principal of Hamlin & Kersey Home Center & Audio-Video Systems in Corbin, Ky., has previously served in various positions on the BrandSource board.
In his new role, he said he plans to develop initiatives like the group's commitment to Ronald McDonald House Charities that will benefit the neighborhoods and local communities in which its members do business.
"Developing additional programs to reach â€˜Main Street' in all of our cities and towns would build positive and mutually beneficial relationships between our members and their customers," he said.
BrandSource CEO Bob Lawrence said Kersey's appointment will help the group evolve as it implements new programs and services designed to maximize member growth and profitability. "Andy is a consummate professional with a keen understanding of the retail landscape and its continued evolution. I'm confident that Andy will inspire our organization and help spark new ideas as we continue to grow."
Founded in 1969 and based here, BrandSource is a 100-percent member-owned merchandising group with nearly 4,500 independent dealers in North America, and close to 3,000 BrandSource-branded stores in the U.S. For more information call 1-(800) 920-6984.