Board Retailers Association Announces New Co-Chairpersons, Appoints New Puerto Rico Board Member For 2011-2013

   The Board Retailers Association (BRA), a non-profit organization representing 600 independently owned surf, skate snow and wake retailers, is pleased to announce that it has elected two new Co-Chairs for the 2011-2013 term. Bruce Cromartie of BC Surf and Sport and Coco Tihanyi of Surf Diva Boutique will replace D. Nachnani of Coastal Edge and Duke Edukas from Surfside Sports, who have served since 2009. Both D. and Duke will retain their positions as Members of the BRA Board of Directors.  “With so much change happening in the industry we need good leaders, and I am super-stoked that Bruce and Coco have taken the reins,” said Duke Edukas. “Being Co-Chairs with D has been an awesome ride. It’s been an honor to serve. I’ve met great people, interacted with a lot of fine companies and am looking forward to the future.” “Duke and D brought two unique geographical perspectives as “East” and “West” Co-Chairmen, and we felt this was important to maintain,” said Mike Duncan, President of BRA. “More importantly, they served as great advisors and mentors to the entire membership as did the Chairmen before them. We are confident Bruce and Coco will continue this service both as advisors and also as liasons with the manufacturers with whom they’ve built such good rapport.”  After showing surf movies up and down the east coast for his first few years out of high school, Bruce Cromartie opened the original BC Surf & Sport in 1977. In 1986, he and a partner opened a store in Littleton, Colorado just as snowboarding started to gain popularity. Since that time, BC has...