Michele Godwin smiling

Debbie Harvey plans to retire but will remain on the Ron Jon Board of Directors

COCOA BEACH, Fla. – (March 1, 2021) – Ron Jon Surf Shop announced today 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, 2021. Debbie Harvey, President and COO of Ron Jon Surf Shop since 2008, plans to retire but 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 with extensive experience in operations, human resources, new store development and management oversight.

“This is a much deserved promotion and I, the 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, as well as 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.

About Ron Jon Surf Shop
Ron Jon Surf Shop was founded in 1959 on the New Jersey shore out of an appreciation for the sport of surfing. Two years later, “The Original” Ron Jon Surf Shop opened in Long Beach Island, N.J. The lifestyle-apparel and board-sports-equipment retailer has since opened stores in Cocoa Beach, Orlando, Fort Myers, Key West, Panama City Beach, Clearwater Beach, Pensacola Beach, Fla., as well as in Ocean City, Md., Orange Beach, Ala. and Myrtle Beach, S.C. The flagship store in Cocoa Beach is the world’s largest surf shop. It is open daily, 365 days a year.  www.RonJonSurfShop.com

For more information, contact:
Heather Lewis, Ron Jon Surf Shop, (321) 799-8880 x1049, heatherl@rjss.com