FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - The Mann Group has been selected to be the search firm for the IRRA’s new Executive Director

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October 7th, 2015

Asheville, NC - The IRRA is pleased to announce that The Mann Group has been retained to conduct the executive search for the Executive Director of the IRRA. The Mann Group will work directly with the IRRA Board to define, recruit and select the ideal candidate.

“Running retail is going through significant change. The running industry needs a strong retail voice, the IRRA is that voice. The Mann Group is honored to be selected to assist the IRRA board in finding their new Executive Director to lead running retail into the future,” says Dan Mann, President of The Mann Group

The IRRA’s mission is to provide a forum to achieve excellence through education, communication, research, advocacy and member discount programs as well as to provide a support network to help running retail grow. This position will report directly to the Board of Directors.

“The evolving world of specialty run retail has shown us that we need a full time Executive Director. We look forward to continuing to lead the way as the voice for specialty retail,” said Kris Hartner, IRRA Board Member.

Any interested candidates contact Leslie Cunningham at

About The Mann Group

Since its beginning in 2002, The Mann Group has shown more than 1950 retailers; from single-site stores to national megabrands, how to apply simple, easy-to-learn principles to yield double-digit sales increases. The Mann Group is achieving stronger and smarter retail growth with proven strategies, customer experience solutions and leadership programs


About IRRA
The Independent Running Retailers Association (IRRA) was formed to promote the interests of independent specialty running retailers. Through sharing best practices, building stronger industry relationships and enabling emerging entrepreneurs, the IRRA has assists it's 200+ members to grow and succeed.