It is with a heavy heart that I share news of the passing of Kathi Cunningham on Tuesday, February 6th resulting from complications with the flu.

Kathi Cunningham is a beloved founding member of our organization. She served on the founding Advisory Committee, the 2002-2003 Board of Directors and is one of the original WithIt Ambassadors.

In 2006, she received the WOW Award for Mentoring a multitude of women and men in the industry. Her early experiences as a retailer in her family business gave her unique insight into the needs and challenges of retailers and sales associates and she freely gave her knowledge and sage advice to ensure everyone’s success.

Kathy and I sharing a cigar at a WOW Convention. You will be missed my friend.