Brian Thompson and Shelley Williams both promoted to Vice President Positions
Issaquah, Wash. – Jan. 8, 2020 – SanMar Corporation, a leading supplier of apparel and accessories, today announces the promotion of Brian Thompson from Director of Distribution to Vice President of Distribution. SanMar is also happy to announce the promotion of Shelley Williams from Creative Director to Vice President of Marketing.
Brian Thompson is a former Navy veteran who has worked at SanMar for over 25 years. His extensive tenure at SanMar includes various roles within the company spanning from the call center, to working on the Inside Sales team, to his most recent position as Senior Director of Distribution. He said he has stayed at SanMar because of the support he has always received from his coworkers and management.
“I knew after being here for two weeks that I wasn’t going anywhere,” said Brian Thompson. “The employees at SanMar are amazing and the leadership is friendly and supportive. The opportunities to advance here have been incredible. There is truly a family atmosphere here.”
Shelley Williams joined SanMar in the summer of 2019 after having worked for over 20 years in creative and marketing roles at companies like Alaska Airlines and Disney. At Alaska Airlines she led brand strategy and creative, including a comprehensive brand refresh. She also steered the creative strategy and design for a portfolio of websites for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
“I’m honored to be part of such an amazing, family-focused company with an incredible reputation and a heart for truly making a difference in our communities and our industry,” said Shelley Williams. “There’s an impressive foundation to build from and an abundance of great opportunities to make an impact.”
Williams’ promotion is in preparation for Vice President of Marketing, Lee Strom’s retirement at the end of the month after 19 years at SanMar.
SanMar® Corporation is a premier supplier of wholesale apparel, bags and caps including Nike, OGIO®, Eddie Bauer®, Alternative®, New Era®, The North Face®, Carhartt®, Rabbit Skins®, Red Kap®, Port Authority®, Champion®, Port & Company®, District®, Red House®, Sport-Tek® and CornerStone®. A family owned and operated business since 1971 SanMar® is based in Issaquah, Wash. with eight national distribution centers nationwide.