Hampton Roads Retail Alliance CEO to retire
Raymond Mattes has been president and CEO since 2011
Hampton Roads Retail Alliance President and CEO Raymond J. Mattes III will retire in February, the organization’s board of directors announced Tuesday.
Mattes has served as president and CEO for a dozen years, after rising through the ranks from his start as a manager trainee in 1984. Under his leadership, the organization went through a total reorganization, establishing four separate business units: the Virginia Retail Federation, the Retail Alliance Foundation, RA Business Solutions and the Retail Alliance, a trade association in Hampton Roads.
“All four business units align with the overall mission of Retail Alliance, ‘to be the trusted resource for retailers,’” Philip Scotti, chairman of the Retail Alliance Board, said in a statement. “He would say, though, that his greatest success has been in building a great team around him.”
Jenny Crittenden, the Retail Alliance’s senior vice president will be promoted to president and CEO upon Mattes’ retirement. She has been with the organization since January.