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Amanda Beshears Returns to Retail Strategies

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Amanda Beshears Returns to Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (March 1, 2023) – Retail Strategies is excited to announce the return of Amanda Beshears, a former employee of Retail Strategies, who is rejoining the team after several years away. Amanda returns to the company as a Retail Academy Associate.

Amanda first joined the company’s marketing department in 2013 and quickly became an integral part of the team, helping to grow the municipal consulting company from a regional company to a national brand. Her energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge of the retail real estate industry made her an invaluable part of the team.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Amanda back at Retail Strategies,” said Mead Silsbee, chief financial officer at Retail Strategies. “Our Retail Academy platform is one of the fastest growing divisions and adding Amanda to the team will help capitalize on the potential we see for that platform.”

Beshears’ new role as Retail Academy Associate will involve developing educational content for community leaders that attend Retail Academy, an education platform that teaches community leaders about the retail attraction and development process. Using her experience, she will create client deliverables, aerial maps, retail development plans, and plan workshop events for clients.

Throughout her career she has worked with hundreds of cities, focusing on their strategic planning needs, and creating their marketing materials and customized research.

“I am so excited to be part of the Retail Strategies team again,” said Beshears. “The company has evolved so much since I left in 2015 and I can’t wait to be part of growing the company and elevating our client’s experience with Retail Academy.”

The entire team at Retail Strategies is thrilled to welcome Amanda back and look forward to the contributions she will make to the team. Welcome back Amanda!

About Retail Strategies

Retail Strategies is the national expert in recruiting businesses and strategically developing communities. Our mission is to provide the real estate expertise, tools, and human effort that position deserving towns as alluring locations for national businesses and destinations for tourism and quality-of-life amenities. We confidently pursue this mission by delivering unparalleled customer service as a unified team with unmatched real estate and community development expertise. Our activities pay a return in sales taxes, added jobs, and businesses that enhance and add to the unique qualities of your community.

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