While it might not be flashy, it's news. The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) announced that its Board of Directors has elected officers for the 2011-12 year. Bob Geistman (Ingram Entertainment) has been re-elected to a seventh consecutive term as Chairman of EMA, John Marmaduke (Hastings Entertainment, Inc.) was elected to serve as Vice Chairman, and Marty Graham (Rentrak Corporation) was named Treasurer.
In addition, Bruce Eisen (Dish Network) and Mike Gimlett (GameFly, Inc.) were selected to serve as at-large members of EMA’s Executive Committee, which directs the group's activities in-between Board meetings. All the Officers and at-large Executive Committee members were elected unanimously.
"EMA Board members contribute greatly to the success of the association," said EMA President & CEO Bo Andersen. "The Board’s excellent stewardship of the association allows EMA to provide industry support during this economically challenging period. We are pleased with the Officers that were chosen to maintain and encourage our endeavors."
In addition to the members of the Executive Committee, the following individuals are members of the 2010-2011 EMA Board of Directors: Richard Barry (Toys R Us, Inc.); David Benson (Best Buy Co., Inc.); David Cook (RoxioNow, Inc.); Mindy Herman (Redbox Automated Retail, LLC); Mark Higgins (Trans World Entertainment); Daniel J. Kaufman (GameStop Corporation); Jim Loperfido (Emerald City Video); Ken McAleer (Video Headquarters); Joe Miller (Giant Eagle, Inc.); Steve Oliver (Amazon.com); Anna Lee (Netflix, Inc.); Mike Thielman (Target Corporation); and Mark Vrieling (Rain City Video/ScreenPlay, Inc.).