NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Retail Federation today announced the election of six new members to its Board of Directors as retailers from around the globe gathered in New York for Retail’s BIG Show. The new additions will each serve a three-year term.
“These executives are among the top thought leaders in the world of retail and will only strengthen an already diverse and well-respected board,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Their knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we address the many issues facing retailers at a time when our industry is rapidly changing.”
The new board members include:
- Beall’s CEO Steve Knopik
- J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc. CEO Myron “Mike” Ullman
- SAP Senior Vice President and Head of the Global Retail Industry Business Unit Lori Mitchell-Keller
- Tractor Supply Company President and CEO Greg Sandfort
- Utah Retail Merchants Association President Dave Davis
- Walmart U.S. President and CEO Bill Simon
The retailers were elected to the board Sunday, the opening day of NRF’s 103rd Annual Convention and EXPO.
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. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.5 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s This is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation. www.nrf.com