NEW YORK – The Container Store Chairman and CEO Kip Tindell has been elected chairman of the National Retail Federation Board of Directors and chairman of its Executive Committee. The announcement was made during NRF's 104th Annual Convention and EXPO.
Tindell succeeds NRF’s immediate past chairman Stephen I. Sadove, former chairman and CEO of Saks Inc. Joining Tindell and Sadove on the board are HSNI CEO Mindy Grossman, serving another term as vice chairman, and NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay.
Shay noted the new board will "continue to work with Capitol Hill on policies that directly impact one of the biggest industries in the world, while simultaneously learning more about the constantly-changing retail landscape.”
Also newley elected to the NRF board are members: Marla Beck, co-founder and CEO of Bluemercury Inc.; Gunther Bright, executive vice president, American Express, Merchant Services – U.S.; Pauline Brown, chairman, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.; Rick J. Caruso, CEO of Caruso Affiliated; and Curtis Picard, executive director of the Retail Association of Maine.
They join NRF board members: Beth Aberg, president of Random Harvest Inc.; Thomas Belk, chairman and CEO of Belk Inc.; David Davis, president of the Utah Retail Merchants Association; Claudio Del Vecchio, chairman and CEO of Brooks Brothers; Brian K. Devine, chairman of PETCO Animal Supplies Inc.; Joseph Flannery, president of Weaver's Inc.; David Jaffe, president and CEO of Ascena Retail Group Inc.; M. Farooq Kathwari, chairman, president and CEO of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.; Karen W. Katz, president and CEO of The Neiman Marcus Group Inc.; Steve Knopik, CEO of Beall's Inc.; Kay Lawther Krill, president and CEO of Ann Inc.; Craig L. Levra, chairman, president and CEO of Sport Chalet Inc.; Keith Lipert, president of Keith Lipert Gallery; Karen Lowe, GM, Global Retail Industry, IBM Corporation; Terry J. Lundgren, chairman and CEO, Macy's, Inc.; Lori Mitchell-Keller, SVP, Global Retail IBU, SAP; Mitchell B. Modell, CEO of Modell’s Sporting Goods; Bob Myers, president and CEO of Sheplers, Inc.; Alison Paul, vice chairman, U.S. Retail & Distribution Leader at Deloitte Consulting LLP; David Ratner, president of Dave’s Soda-Pet City; Ron Sacino, president and CEO of Sacino's; Greg Sandfort, president and CEO of Tractor Supply Company; Laura J. Sen, president, CEO and director of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.; Edward W. Stack, chairman and CEO of Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.; and Myron Ullman, CEO of J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries.
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