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PRO Names Huppin Chairman

Fort Worth, Texas
– The Progressive Retailers Organization (PRO Group) has named Murray Huppin, president
of Huppin’s/OneCall, chairman of the board.

Huppin replaces


, former Vann’s president/CEO, who just joined Velodyne Acoustics as
global sales and marketing VP.

In addition, Rachelle
Freidman, co-CEO of J&R Music & Computer World, has become the newest
member of PRO’s board.

Dave Workman, president
and COO of PRO Group, said in a statement, “I look forward to working more
closely with Murray Huppin in his expanded role as chairman of the board and
with Rachelle Freidman as our newest board member. Both are well-respected
industry veterans who, along with our other board members, set governance
policies for our group and guide the overall strategic direction of PRO.”

In addition to
Huppin and Freidman, current PRO Group board members include Walt Stinson of
ListenUp, Rick Souder of Crutchfield, Bjorn Dybdahl of Bjorn’s and Leon Temiz
of Electronics Expo.