Rosanne Kozerski Brown has been appointed to the AmericasMart Gift & Home Furnishings Advisory Board, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., president and chief operating officer of AMC, Inc. and AmericasMart Atlanta, and George Kacic, Advisory Board chairman.

Brown is the co-owner of Venice Stationers in Venice, Fla. Her appointment to the Advisory Board places her among a select body of AmericasMart exhibitor and retailer customers drawn from all corners of the home and gift industry. The Board is charged with helping to develop strategies and initiatives advancing AmericasMart Atlanta’s continuing growth.

Brown and her husband entered the retail arena nearly 14 years ago with their purchase of Venice Stationers and its gift store/office supply operations.  Filled with more than 250 vendors ranging from stationery items and greeting cards, to tabletop and garden products, to children’s toy and games, along with personal accessories and office supplies.

“Rosanne brings to the Board the essential, vital perspective of the classic specialty-store retailer,” notes Portman. “The counsel she offers and the ideas and opportunities she will voice surely will help to power our continuous-improvement mission. Her contributions will be long and lasting.”

As a member of the Gift Home Trade Association, she has presented at multiple gift shows as well as the annual GHTA conference, notes Advisory Board chair and GHTA Board ex-officio Kacic. “We have long observed and admired Rosanne’s ingenuity and innovative approach to her business. The contributions she will make to our work will draw heavily from her many celebrated successes,” added Kacic.

Prior to her career as a gift retailer, Brown was the vice president of Marketing and Public Relations of the the Joe Louis Arena and the Fox Theatre venues in Detroit, and a vice president of the Detroit Red Wings Hockey Team. She and her husband also owned and operated multiple locations of a national food franchise.