MAG 2015 Board of Directors Election and Notice of Annual Meeting

The Merchant Advisory Group's bylaws require an Annual Meeting of the Membership.

As a MAG member, you are hereby notified that this meeting, which will be held in conjunction with the 2015 Annual Conference, will begin at 8:10am CT on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. 

The Annual Meeting of Members will be held for the following purposes:

1. To elect members, from a slate of nominees, to fill vacant seats on the Board of Directors.

2. To approve an amendment of the bylaws to increase the size of the Board of Directors by two (2) and to create electronic voting procedures. We anticipate holding a subsequent election to fill these seats after the conference.

Pursuant to the Merchant Advisory Group's bylaws, Merchant Members are entitled to one vote, in person or by proxy, at any annual or special meeting of the membership. We have four board seats up for re-election; all four incumbents are seeking to remain on the board. One additional nominee, Kate Jaspon with Dunkin Brands, Inc., was recently appointed to the board to fill a seat vacated by Tim Patterson with Alon Brands, Inc. Members will be able to vote for four candidates if they choose when the voting takes place at the Annual Meeting.

As a MAG member that is currently in good standing, you are hereby notified that you are eligible to vote at the annual meeting for the following Board of Director candidates:

Maureen Elworthy with Royal Ahold-Running for Re-Election

Alok Mathur with Hughes Network Systems-Running for Re-Election

Dean Sheaffer with Boscov's Department Stores-Running for Re-Election

Gavin Waugh with the Wendy's Company -Running for Re-Election

View the biography of each candidate

If you are not able to attend the MAG Annual Meeting on September 24th, please complete the proxy and email it to the MAG staff at by 5:00pm Central Time Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

If you have questions regarding this election, please contact Mark Horwedel at If you need assistance casting your ballot, please contact Amy Sellheim at