MEETING CANCELLED: What’s It Like to Manage a Mall in These Turbulent Times for Retail

As with many events locally, today’s meeting has been cancelled due to preparations for Hurricane Irma. We hope everyone remains safe and we hope to see you all at our next scheduled meeting on September 21. 


Chains are closing and online shopping is taking business away from brick and mortar stores. On September 7, come hear Jeni Wilson, Mall Manager of Tyrone Square, which is owned by Simon Property Group, the largest owner and manager of malls worldwide. Jeni, whose duties include overall property management, marketing, operations and leasing, has been with Simon Property Group for 25 years.

Prior to joining the management team at Tyrone Square in October 2010, Jeni served as Mall Manager for DeSoto Square in Bradenton and as Regional Marketing Director for the Southeast region overseeing 26 shopping centers in six states. Jeni has also served as Director of Mall Marketing for Tippecanoe Mall in Lafayette, IN, Alton Square in Alton, IL, and Tyrone Square for five years. Jeni earned her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing & Business Management from Eastern Illinois University. Jeni resides in Bradenton with her husband, Kenneth, and is the proud Mom of ten year old son, Aiden.

We can all learn from Jeni about managing a business in turbulent times, when all the “givens” for your industry are changing.

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