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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – CBA, the Association for Christian Retail, announced Charles “Chuck” Steinert Jr. in the newly created position of operations director, and Patrice Ravenscroft’s promotion to events manager. Steinert assumes oversight of duties long held by Events Manager Scott Graham, who leaves to take a position with the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association as national trade show director.

“In our efforts to further the work of Christian-product providers, Scott Graham has set strong standards,” CBA President Curtis Riskey said. “Just as we’re grateful for the foundation and friendship with Scott, we’re excited for the new vision coming in with Chuck Steinert.”

Riskey said CBA’s International Christian Retail Show June 22-25 in Atlanta will bring new elements in training, especially looking forward to the future of Christian stores, and the changing dynamics of the Christian faith that impact Christian-resources developers and providers.

Steinert is the former executive director of Life Promotions Inc., host of one of the nation’s largest music festivals, a four-day event averaging 15,000 daily attendance and more than 100 performances on five stages. His tenure covered strategic planning, program development, financial management, fund raising, marketing, communications, and administration.

Ravenscroft, CBA’s former program coordinator, previously was sales manager for a Wyndham Grand Hotel, handling event sales and planning for international delegations, professional sports associations, and national corporations. She has worked in for-profit and non-profit fund-raising and event planning.


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