Assn.'s board affirms its support.

Glen Ward will continue in his role as chairman of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers, even though he is exiting his position as president/CEO of Virgin Retail Group North America.

"During a conference call today [Sept. 21], the NARM Board affirmed its strong support for Ward to remain as the Association's chairman," says acting president Jim Donio. "Glen has already contributed so much to the organization, and we are looking forward to continuing our work with him and focusing on the goals we've established."

Ward had just been named chairman of NARM at the trade association's annual convention, held in August in San Diego.