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Burley Design appoints Allison Coughlin as president

Published August 30, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Burley Design has announced that Allison Coughlin will become its president, effective Wednesday. Coughlin has three years of experience at the company, most recently as its sales and marketing manager.

During her time working for the family business, Coughlin "has embraced the intensive training offered by her father and Burley CEO, Mike Coughlin," the company said.

Mike Coughlin plans to retire from daily operations at the end of this year.

"I didn't buy Burley in 2006 so that one of my children could eventually run it," said Mike. "But Allison's 'go-getter' mentality, passion for the business and eagerness to learn has convinced me otherwise. I can't think of anyone more deserving of this position, and it makes it even sweeter that I get to be a proud dad as well."

Before taking her first sales position at Burley, Allison earned a finance degree from the University of Denver, then worked as events director at local nonprofit Relief Nursery.

"When I landed at Burley after working for a few years out of school, I knew the most efficient way to learn the business was to shadow my dad. His passion for Burley is contagious and I can't wait to spread it even more," said Allison. "We have a great team here at Burley; I'm honored and excited to step into this new role."

Mike Coughlin will remain CEO and owner of Burley. Burley will begin its search for a new sales manager immediately. 

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