Meet the Newest Member Relations Managers

Southwest Region members have another reason to be cheerful.

Blankenship, Parrino bring retail chops to Southwest and Tri-State Regions

By YSN Staff

BrandSource’s Southwest and Tri-State Regions recently received an additional boost from AVB with the appointments of Martin “Marty” Blankenship and Jason Parrino to respective member relations manager roles.

Marty Blankenship

Blankenship brings extensive experience to the post, having spent the last 35-plus years in appliance, mattress and consumer electronics retail, and is happy to be putting his hard-won know how to work on behalf of the Southwest Region’s members.

“I look forward to helping you tackle the challenges you all face every day,” he said. “I am really excited to get to know more about your businesses and find areas that I can assist you with.”

Away from the job, Blankenship enjoys spending time with his wife and family, which includes three grown kids and five grandchildren.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, Parrino is up to speed and serving the Tri-State Region after working in tandem with Membership VP Kevin Werner during a transition period. Besides enthusiasm, Parrino brings a broad management background to the job, including sales and relationship development roles in the retail and consumer and mortgage lending sectors.

Jason Parrino

Parrino is eager to get to know all the Tri-State Region members and learn all about their businesses. “I’m excited to be working with the Tri-State Region,” he said, “and I look forward to helping you find ways to work more efficiently and improve your bottom line.”

Outside of work, Parrino enjoys spending time with family, which includes two sons and two daughters. He’s also an outdoor enthusiast and is known to play a mean guitar.

YSN publisher AVB BrandSource is the nation’s largest merchandising and marketing co-op for independent appliance, mattress, furniture and CE dealers.

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