Polynesian Cultural Center Names Shelly Easton Retail Manager
Easton brings nearly 30 years of retail management experience
Laie, Hawaii – Sept. 07, 2012 – The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) has named Shelly A. Easton its new retail manager. In her new position, Easton’s responsibilities include building a retail team, implementing a new point of sale and inventory control system, store management, creating and reinforcing supply chain opportunities, managing system controls and working with retail tenants, among others.
“Shelly’s positive attitude and proven track record of effective leadership makes her the ideal candidate for this position. Having her at the helm as we implement our exciting new retail objectives is a tremendous benefit for the PCC,” said Kealii Haverly, Director of In-Center Marketing at the PCC. “Shelly’s experience will be a vital part in the continued growth of our retail operation, which includes the planned expansion of the PCC’s market place in 2013.”
Easton, a resident of Kailua, Oahu, holds a degree in Retail Management and Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco, CA and brings nearly 30 years of retail management experience to the position. Her most recent service as Area Store Director at Event Network, a company that assists PCC’s retail operation, has already ingrained Easton into the PCC ohana. During her time at Event Network, she was able to dramatically improve sales, winning best net income improvement for a large store in 2010. Prior to Event Network, Easton held management positions at Ann Taylor, Laura Ashley and Hilo Hattie.
Founded in 1963 as a non-profit organization, the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) has entertained more than 36 million visitors, while preserving and portraying the culture, arts and crafts of Polynesia to the rest of the world. In addition, the PCC has provided financial assistance to nearly 17,000 young people from more than 70 different countries while they attend Brigham Young University-Hawaii. As a non-profit organization, 100 percent of PCC’s revenue is used for daily operations and to support education.