Marjorie Sheldon Retail Consulting
Marjorie Sheldon, recognized as an expert in her field, serves as a consultant to non profit
organizations including aquariums, botanical gardens, cultural centers, interpretive centers,
museums and zoos. Projects have included directing the planning, design, and merchandising of
new stores, managing store renovation projects, business reviews, concession evaluations, new
business development, business start-up and visual merchandising. She has provided retail
services to many different types of cultural and environmental institutions, including the Grand
Ronde Museum and Cultural Center, Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center, Los Angeles
County Museum of Art, Hanford Reach National Monument Interpretive Center, Seattle Aquarium,
Seattle Chinese Garden, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza,
Science Museum of Minnesota, Calgary Zoo, Seattle's Museum of History and Industry, Fort
Nisqually and Claremont Museum of Art.
As director of merchandising for the Zoological Society of San Diego from 1985 to 2005, Marjorie was
responsible for all merchandising activities for the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Wild Animal
Park, as well as management of the Society's 38,000-square-foot warehouse facility. She provided
leadership to more than 300 employees and directed all planning, budgeting, buying, display and
revenue tracking for more than 25 sites within the two facilities. She served the Society as part of
its leadership team and was a member of the steering committee to implement the organization's
long-range strategic plan.
Under her leadership, the retail sales tripled, and numerous revenue opportunities were realized.
She was instrumental in the Society's long-range planning efforts and introduced innovative
practices to ensure a leading edge in the industry.
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