The PNW Retail Group is a networking organization that provides mutual support within our industry. We welcome differing perspectives and views from fellow professionals in both retail and shopping center owner and management groups. We include all resources within the industry and encourage access to different skillsets within our network.

What We Do:

We produce the number one networking event each year – The Pig ‘N Whistle. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with professionals in our industry. The BBQ is a casual and fun environment to rekindle friendships and make new connections. We also award 2 to 3 scholarships to young scholars interested in joining our industry. The scholarship program includes a monetary scholarship and provides mentorship at annual ICSC conventions. The Darren Was Scholarship and the Charlie Devine Scholarship are awarded each year as memorial scholarships.

Who We Are:

Originally the DOC&R (Developers of Outlet Centers and Retailers), The PNW Retail Group is now open to outlet properties, retailers, and everyone in the retail and shopping center industry.

The PNW board members are:

Jamie Bourbeau, Macerich – President of the board
Sharon Haggard, Bed Bath & Beyond – Vice President of the board
Marc Gurstel, TORG – Treasurer of the board
Michelle Waak, Rockstep Capital – Secretary of the board
Ron Simkin, Simkin Group
Ellen Kiely, Kiely & Company
Buddy Flateman, Flateman Rothman & Joyce, LLC
Jim Pye, Caleres
Ann Ackerman, Elevate Branding and Marketing

How You Can Get Involved:

There is no membership fee. All we need is your email address to keep you up to date on what is happening. We do not share your email address, and it is only used to send invites and updates. We do offer sponsorship opportunities for the Pig ‘N Whistle event. It is a beautiful way for your company to get exposure during this event. For more information email: ann@elevatethemarketing.com.