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Jill Ford Named VP of Casual Furniture & Gardens Leasing at AmericasMart

Retail Editor 2, GDA Staff -- Gifts & Dec, February 14, 2013

ATLANTA - Jill Brady Ford has been named vice president of leasing for AmericasMart's outdoor/casual furnishings category with responsibilities for the leasing and development of AmericasMart's Living. Outdoor/Indoor. The Gardens, located on floors nine and 10 of Building Two West Wing. The announcement was made by AmericasMart's president and chief operating officer Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr.

Ford's election to vice president follows a 12-year AmericasMart tenure during which she managed the grand opening of the Gardens in 1994 and continued in Gardens leasing through 2001. Ford returned to AmericasMart Building Two leasing in 2009 and assumed leasing and management of the Gardens in 2010.

"Jill is a Gardens stalwart with a deep understanding of the category's unique demands and dynamics," notes Mary Sullivan Harper, senior vice president of leasing for AmericasMart Building Two. "She has decisively led our outdoor and casual furnishings franchise expansion and continues to make huge contributions in the development of this huge and growing category," Harper adds.

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