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Andy Kersey elected chairman of BrandSource buying group

Kentucky retailer has been board member since 1991

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Andy Kersey, co-owner and general manager of Hamlin & Kersey Home Center & Audio-Video Systems in Corbin, Ky., has been elected chairman of the BrandSource buying group.

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A BrandSource member since 1991, Kersey has served in various board positions for the furniture, electronics and appliance buying group, which has more than 4,000 members.

In a release, Kersey said he "plans to help BrandSource develop initiatives designed to benefit the neighborhoods and local communities in which its members do business."

"Brand Source has made a strong and impressive commitment to Ronald McDonald House Charities," he added. "Developing additional programs to reach Main Street in all of our cities and towns would build positive and mutually beneficial relationships between our members and their customers."

Kersey's store sells furniture, bedding, major appliances and consumer electronics with custom installation and has a rent-to-own division, which represents many of the categories carried by BrandSource and its diverse membership.

BrandSource CEO Bob Lawrence said Kersey will help the organization evolve as it implements new programs and services designed to maximize member growth and profitability.

The chairman serves a one-year term, but it can be renewed annually by the board with no limits.

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