Winmark Corp., the parent of Play It Again Sports, named Gina De Caro Sprenger to its Board of Directors. Sprenger has over 30 years of leadership experience in retail, direct marketing and eCommerce.

Currently, Sprenger is the chief strategic retail officer for Fanatics, Inc. Previously, Sprenger was the executive vice president, merchandising for Bluestem Brands. She also spent 25 years at Target, most recently as senior vice president of merchandising.

Brett D. Heffes, chairman and chief executive officer, stated “We are pleased to have someone of Gina’s caliber join our Board of Directors. She has extensive experience in merchandising, retail management and eCommerce and has successfully operated in both large company and fast growth environments. Her expertise will be highly valuable as we continue to execute our business plan.”

At December 26, Winmark had 1,264 franchises in operation under the brands Plato’s Closet, Once Upon A Child, Play It Again Sports, Style Encore, and Music Go Round. An additional 30 retail franchises have been awarded but are not open.

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