NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Father’s Day Council announced today that Terry J. Lundgren, Chairman, President and CEO of Macy’s, Inc., has been named a recipient of its 2013 "Father of the Year" Award. Mr. Lundgren joins President Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, as a fellow honoree. The awards will be presented at the 72nd Annual Father of the Year Awards in New York City on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
With proceeds benefitting Save the Children’s U.S. Programs, the awards luncheon will take place at 12:00 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel. For tickets and sponsorship, please contact the Council office at 212-594-5977 or www.momanddadday.com.
Mr. Lundgren began his retailing career in 1975 as a trainee with Bullock’s, a Los Angeles-based division of Federated Department Stores, Inc. (the corporate predecessor of Macy’s). He held positions of increasing responsibility over the next decade in buying, store management, human resources, and served as the division’s director of stores, eventually becoming President and CEO of Bullocks Wilshire, then an upscale chain of specialty department stores owned by Federated. Mr. Lundgren left Federated after its acquisition by the Campeau Corporation in 1988, joining Neiman Marcus in Dallas, Texas, where he served as Chairman and CEO. He returned to Federated in April of 1994 as Chairman and CEO of the Federated Merchandising Group. Mr. Lundgren assumed his current titles of Chairman, President and CEO of Macy’s, Inc. in 2004, and he led the acquisition of The May Department Stores Company in August 2005.
Mr. Lundgren is a native of Long Beach, California, and a graduate of the University of Arizona where he is an active supporter of The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing. Mr. Lundgren has been appointed Commissioner on Women’s Economic Development by the Mayor of New York. He has been presented with many business recognition awards and has served as dinner chairman or as honoree for numerous retail industry organizations and charities, including Carnegie Hall, the Fresh Air Fund, American Jewish Committee, Breast Cancer Research Fund, NOW Legal Defense, Parsons School, Fashion Institute of Technology and the Ovarian Cancer Society. Mr. Lundgren currently serves on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, The Procter & Gamble Company, Kraft Foods Inc., Carnegie Hall, the National Retail Federation and United Way of New York City, as well as participating in numerous other charitable and civic efforts. He currently is co-chairman of the Partnership for New York City, and has served as chairman of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. Mr. Lundgren serves on the executive committee of the Economic Club of New York and is involved with the New York City Principal for a Day Program.
He has two daughters and currently resides in New York City with his wife, Tina.
“We are truly privileged to have such an esteemed and well-respected retail industry veteran accept this award,” said Dan Orwig, Chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee, and VP, Group Director Men’s Division Itochu Prominent. “Mr. Lundgren is recognized for his role as an inspirational and dedicated father, as well as his outstanding philanthropic efforts and distinguished career. He embodies the passion, leadership and true devotion to both his family and career that is celebrated by this award.”
As part of its commitment to support meaningful philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and children, the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc. has donated more than $30 million to date to meaningful charities nationwide.
About The National Father’s Day Council
The National Father's Day Committee is part of the Father's Day/Mother's Day Council, Inc., a non-profit association that has as its mission the recognition and awarding of honors to role model contemporary Fathers and Mothers, while at the same time contributing to issues affecting the life and well-being of men, women and families. Past honorees have included Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, Generals Douglas MacArthur, Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf, sports notables Shaquille O’Neal, George Forman and Steve Young, and communications leaders Tim Russert and Brian Williams. To learn more about The National Father’s Day Council, visit our website at www.momanddadday.com.
About Save the Children’s U.S. Programs
Save the Children’s U.S. Programs works to break the cycle of poverty and improve the lives of children by ensuring they have the resources they need – like access to a quality education, healthy foods and opportunities to learn and grow in a nurturing environment. Save the Children’s early childhood education, literacy, physical activity and nutrition and emergency response programs reached more than 78,000 children in the United States last year alone. For more information visit www.savethechildren.org/usa.