Cailey Locklair is the President of the Maryland Retailers Association, Maryland Chain Drug Store Association, Maryland Food Industry Council and Tri State Jewelers Association and has worked in Maryland State politics for the past thirteen years. She attended the University of Delaware where she received her Bachelor of Arts in political science and Towson University where she received her Master of Science degree in integrated homeland security management with a focus on security policy. She also holds a Certificate of Security Assessment and Management from Towson University. Previously, she worked at the Baltimore Jewish Council as their Deputy Executive Director overseeing both operations and government relations and for Speaker Michael Busch at the Maryland House of Delegates. Cailey is a member of the State’s Unemployment Insurance Legislative Oversight Committee, serves as a board member of the Justice Reinvestment Commission Oversight Board, is Treasurer/Secretary of the Council of State Retailer Associations, sits on the board of Goodwill of the Chesapeake, serves as the Financial Advisor to the Phi Theta Chapter at Towson University and sits on the Executive Directors Council to the Maryland Tourism Development Board. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering with animal organizations, playing softball for the Department of Legislative Services and is a proud “sponsor” of Naval Academy midshipman. She resides in Annapolis, MD.
Sarah Feeney Price
Legislative and Membership Director
Sarah Feeney Price is the Legislative and Membership Director for the Maryland Retailers Association. She received a Bachelor of Arts in History and English Language & Literature from the University of Maryland, where she served as President of the English Undergraduate Association. Sarah began her career in politics as a legislative intern at the Maryland General Assembly before working as a legislative aide for three years. She also worked as a coordinator for the University Senate at the University of Maryland. Sarah enjoys reading, cooking, and being outside, and lives with her husband in Prince George’s County.
Lisa King is the executive liaison and works closely with the President/CEO as well as MRA Board Members. Lisa’s duties with MRA range from providing administrative support for the president, managing the office and support for meetings and events. Prior to joining MRA’s team she was the Director of Administrative Services at The Arc Maryland. There she worked with the Executive Committee, Board Members, and other leaders throughout Maryland. Lisa also handled the internal operations of The Arc Maryland office; organizing office procedures, as well as, organizational effectiveness and efficiency, supervising administrative staff, handling budgetary matters and accounts payable/receivable, payroll, and Human Resources.
Prior to The Arc Maryland, Lisa was the Administrative Manager at the Baltimore Jewish Council for over nine years. Her experience stretches from Accounting to Government & Community Relations.
Lisa is happily married and a mother of three, who enjoys spending time with her family out on the Bay.
Lauriann Schoonover (Lauri) is the secretary for MRA. In addition to her secretarial duties, Lauri handles our desktop publishing, website management and assisting with event planning. She also stays on top of MRA benefit discount programs.
Lauri started her first office position in the 1980’s working for one of Maryland’s leading retailers of appliances and electronics. Within her first year she was promoted and became their Assistance Delivery Manager. Over the years she has held several positions including PR Director and Credit Manager for a major Maryland based corporation. In 2001, due to some health issues, she dropped out of the work force. In 2005 she decided she was able to go back to work. Attending a job fair in Annapolis, she came across the Maryland Retailers Association.” She says that she not only enjoys her job, but finds it to be one of the best work environs she has had the opportunity to work in.”
Lauri graduated from Chesapeake High school located in Pasadena, Maryland and later attended Anne Arundel Community College. She is the proud mother of two daughters and a 15 year old granddaughter. Lauri raised both of her girls in Pasadena and she continues to live there. Her girls, now adults, both have promising careers of their own.