CCA Global Partners has announced the election of two new members to its board.

Gina Schaefer is CEO of Logan Hardware, which operates 11 Ace Hardware stores in greater Washington, DC. She owns two Budget Blinds franchises and sits on the boards of Ace Hardware Corp., a cooperative which provides products and services to 4,700 Ace member-stores; House of Ruth, which provides services to women and children who are homeless or victims of domestic violence and Jubilee Jobs, a workforce development organization serving the poor and Institute for Self-Reliance, which supports environmentally sound and equitable community development.

Rick Wiebe is president of Carpet Colour Carpet One Floor & Home, Red Deer, Alberta. He purchased the business in 1987 and joined Carpet One in 1996. Wiebe served the Central Alberta Home Builders Association as board member and president and he sat on the Alberta Provincial Apprenticeship board. He is currently involved with a humanitarian NGO, A Better World, working as a project manager, teaching leadership workshops and sits on the steering committee.

“Both Rick and Gina are exceptional choices to serve on CCA’s board,” said Rick Bennet, co-CEO of CCA Global Partners. “Their combined experience in retail and cooperative businesses will help our board to continue to make sound business decisions that benefit our membership.”

Schaefer and Wiebe were elected after the retirement of long-time board members LaVone Pirner and Jan Soderstrom.

“LaVone and Jan have been great assets to our board over the years and we wish them the best with their future endeavors,” said Howard Brodsky, chairman and co-CEO of CCA Global Partners. “We are excited about the experience and skills our two new board members will bring to the table.”

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