ALAN MIKLOFSKY NAMED NSRA RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Friday, December 11, 2015
Posted by: NSRA
TUCSON, AZ (December 9, 2015) – The National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA) honored Alan Miklofsky as its 2015 Retailer of the Year during NSRA's Annual Leadership Conference held Nov. 19-20 in Charleston, SC.
Miklofsky, who has been in the shoe industry since 1977, owns and operates five stores in Tucson, AZ under the banners Alan's Shoe House and New Balance Tucson (which employ 50 people). As the first individual to register “shoes.com” in 1994, Miklofsky has been at the forefront of internet shoe retailing. His footwear experience also includes a stint as vice president of The Walking Company, and as president of Oasis Comfort, then the U.S. distributor of Beautifeel.
First elected to NSRA's Board of Directors in 1993, Miklofsky served the association on the Executive, Education, Technology and Member Services committees. He later served as chairman of NSRA's annual conference and as chairman of the Finance Committee, the Information Resources Committee and the By-Law Revision Committee before being elected vice chairman of the Board. He became chairman of NSRA's Board of Directors in 2009, a position he held for two years. As one of NSRA's active past chairmen, he continues to serve the association in a variety of ways.
In presenting the award, Maurice Breton (CEO/owner of Comfort One Shoes, headquartered in Manassas, VA), thanked Miklofsky for his many contributions not just to NSRA but also to fellow independent footwear retailers and his home city of Tucson. In accepting the award, Miklofsky thanked his wife Annette for working beside him all these years, as well as thanking his fellow NSRA independent retailers as role models in business.
NSRA president Chuck Schuyler said, “It is a pleasure to work with Alan, both as a business owner and as a volunteer who has given so much to NSRA and its members. He and Annette have been terrific role models, not only for their own children – Michael, David and Karen, the eighth generation of the family involved in the shoe business – but also for their employees. The Miklofskys believe in more than being profitable – they are committed to giving back to the communities to which they belong.”
NSRA chairman Jeff Greenberg (Lloyd's Shoes, Carmel, CA) added, “Alan has provided us with thoughtful advice and strong leadership for many years, and he continues to contribute to NSRA's service on behalf of its members. His generosity of spirit is a credit to him and to his family. It's an honor to know him.”
NSRA was founded in 1912 to represent independent shoe retailers and provide their companies with business services, education programs and information resources that help them remain profitable and at the leading edge of retail. For more information, please visit www.nsra.org.
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