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Retailers elect PGSA Board of Directors

By Tim Kidwell
Published: November 18, 2010
Gordon Lugauer
Amanda Arendale Sykes
Dan Yarrington
Pat Fuge
John Coviello
Retail members of the Professional Game Store Association elected five of their own to the board of directors. Three directors were elected for two year terms. They are Gordon Lugauer, owner of the Board Game Barrister in Glendale, Wis., and Gurnee, Ill., president; Amanda Arendale Sykes of Hillside Games, Asheville, N.C., vice president; and Dan Yarrington, managing partner of Myriad Games, in Salem and Manchester, N.H., treasurer.

Two directors were elected for one year terms: Pat Fuge, owner of Gnome Games' two locations in Green Bay, Wis., secretary; and John Coviello, owner of Little Shop of Magic, Las Vegas, Nev., director/member-at-large.

According to a press release, 51% of registered PGSA members voted in the election.

"As far as what's on our plate, we currently are working on incorporating the organization, establishing a working budget and creating Marketing and Membership committees," said John Coviello of the work facing PGSA board members in 2011.

The Marketing Committee, once formed, will be tasked with creating a series of best practices for member retailers and identifying target consumers. It will also spearhead development and promotion for the Deck Our Halls campaign.

The Membership Committee will work to recruit and expand the PGSA's membership base.