NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Father’s Day Council announced today that it will honor Gerald (Jerry) Storch, Chief Executive Officer of Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), as a 2016 “Father of the Year.” The awards will be presented at a luncheon commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Father of the Year Awards. The event will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, with proceeds benefiting Save the Children’s U.S. Programs. For tickets and sponsorship, please contact the Council office at 212-594-5977 or www.fathersdaycouncil.org.
Mr. Storch is a highly-accomplished retail executive with a proven track record of growing retailers through digital and traditional channels throughout a career spanning 30 years in retail management and consulting. At HBC, Mr. Storch oversees the company’s retail banners, comprised of Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, Hudson's Bay, Home Outfitters, Saks OFF 5TH, Find @ Lord & Taylor, GALERIA Kaufhof, Sportarena and Galeria INNO. He also provides leadership for HBC Digital in advancing the company’s all-channel capabilities.
Before joining HBC, Mr. Storch served as Chairman and CEO, Toys"R"Us, Inc., where he transformed the company into a $13 billion global retailer, including growing its e-Commerce business to over $1 billion. Prior to his tenure at Toys"R"Us, he served as Vice Chairman of Target where he launched and oversaw the growth of Target.com, and founded and ran Target's grocery business, as well as the company’s Financial Services and credit card business.
Previously, Mr. Storch was a Principal at McKinsey & Company for 11 years, advising Fortune 500 retail, consumer goods and financial services clients. He is non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Supervalu and a Director of both Bristol Myers Squibb and Fanatics. Mr. Storch received an MBA from Harvard Business School, a JD from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College. He and his wife Jacquie have five children.
“This marks a significant year for the Council as we celebrate our 75th Anniversary honoring some of the country’s most well-respected and exemplary fathers,” said Dan Orwig, Chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee and Group President of Men’s Division for Itochu Prominent USA. “On such a landmark occasion, we are thrilled to recognize Mr. Storch – a revered and incredibly accomplished retail leader among his peers, who stands out as an exceptional role model to fathers everywhere.”
Throughout its long history, the National Father’s Day Council has celebrated national leaders whose lives are dedicated to family, citizenship, charity, civility, responsibility and reverence. Over the course of 75 years, the “Father of the Year Awards” has recognized some of the most notable men in our nation’s history including, Presidents John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton, Frank Sinatra, Babe Ruth, Terry Lundgren, General Douglas MacArthur, Jackie Robinson, among others. The Council has always strived to support worthwhile concerns, while enhancing the meaning of Father’s Day and encouraging universal observance.
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, Inc.
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 George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, Generals Douglas MacArthur, Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf, retail veteran Terry Lundgren, sports notables Arthur Ashe, Jim Kelly and Michael “Coach K” Krzyzewski, and communications leaders Tim Russert and Harry Smith. To learn more about The National Father’s Day Council, visit our website at www.fathersdaycouncil.org.
About Save the Children’s U.S. Programs
Nearly 1 in 5 children in the United States lives in poverty. Save the Children works to break the cycle of poverty and improve the lives of children in this country by ensuring that they have the resources they need, particularly access to high-quality early childhood education. Save the Children served more than 250,000 children and families in the United States in 2014 alone. For more information visit www.savethechildren.org/usa.