Ron Jon Surf Shop announced that Michele Goodwin, currently vice president of retail operations and human resources, has been selected as Ron Jon Surf Shop’s next company president and COO. Goodwin will assume her new role on May 1, when Debbie Harvey, president and COO of Ron Jon Surf Shop since 2008, retires.

Harvey will continue as a member on the Ron Jon Board of Directors.

“Michele has played an integral role in the daily operations and the growth of the Ron Jon brand,” Harvey said. “She has over three decades at Ron Jon Surf Shop and has extensive experience in operations, human resources, new store development, and management oversight. This is a much-deserved promotion and I, our founders Ron and Lynne DiMenna, the Ron Jon Board of Directors, and the rest of the Ron Jon team look forward to the future growth of the company under her leadership.”

As president of Ron Jon Surf Shop, Goodwin will oversee operations of the Ron Jon stores, facilities and licensees, and planning for future store and brand expansion.

“I am truly honored to be named President and COO of Ron Jon Surf Shop,” Goodwin said. “Debbie has done an amazing job growing the Ron Jon brand over the years. I look forward to working with the Ron Jon team in my new capacity and in honoring our history while solidly looking to the future.”

Ron Jon Surf Shop, founded in 1959, has seven locations in Florida in Cocoa Beach, Orlando, Fort Myers, Key West, Panama City Beach, Clearwater Beach, and Pensacola Beach. It also has stores in  Long Beach Island, NJ, Ocean City, MD, Orange Beach, AL, and Myrtle Beach, SC.

Photo courtesy Ron Jon Surf Shop/Michele Goodwin