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McKinney, TX, United States, 2007/08/24 - Coffee Exchange Of The Americas, Inc. (CEOTA), welcomes Baylor University Alumni member, and former NFL running back, Ralph Stockemer to its retail coffee advisory board.
Coffee Exchange Of The Americas, Inc., a national coffee retailer, reported that Mr. Ralph Stockemer has joined the Company's Advisory Board. Mr. Stockemer will oversee the building of the Company's professional athlete marketing group as the company ramps up for its growth.
"Ralph offers an impressive background in operations and management and his prior involvement with another coffee retailer means he can hit the ground running and quickly assist in the development of our marketing and branding efforts, said Carl Olivieri, CEO of Coffee Exchange Of The Americas, Inc. "Not only does Ralph bring a wealth of hands-on leadership experience from past roles at a number of diversified companies, but he is very respected in the business community and his ability to interact with current and former NFL players will enhance our marketing efforts," added Olivieri. "We look forward to Ralph's contributions and insight as CEOTA begins a growth curve that will require a dedicated effort from all of our advisors and management team."
"I'm excited to join CEOTA's advisory board at a time when the company is preparing for unprecented growth," commented Stockemer. "Coffee Exchange Of The Americas, Inc. was designed and developed to truly serve unmet market needs with multiple brands and based upon its current opportunities I believe I can contribute my talents and connections to assist the company in achieving its goals", he added.
Ralph is currently a Financial Representative for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Prior to his work in the financial and real estate markets, Ralph played professional football in the National Football League as a running back with the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs. He also played college football at Baylor University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Education and Communications. Ralph remains active in the NFL Players Association, and credits his football career for teaching him what he calls the key to success as a CEO – "understanding the value of teamwork."
Ralph's charitable activities and personal interests are as well rounded as his career path. He has chaired fund raising drives for March of Dimes, volunteered for cold-water diving search & rescue efforts, visited veterans in the VA Hospital, and instructed students in canoeing, swimming and archery through the Kiwanis Club. Ralph's hobbies include scuba diving, Aikido, horseback riding, sporting clays and piano (lifetime member of the National Piano Playing Guild).
About Coffee Exchange Of The Americas, Inc.
Coffee Exchange Of The Americas, Inc. (ceota.com) is a leading gourmet coffee company, that is dedicated to roasting, distributing and marketing the highest quality coffee available to coffee lovers throughout the United States.