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NRF names six to its board of directors


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WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation on Friday named six members to its board of directors. The new members were elected during NRF’s annual winter board meeting, held virtually this year following NRF 2021: Retail’s Big Show – Chapter 1. Each will serve a two-year term until January 2023.

NRF“We are very proud to be welcoming our newest members to the National Retail Federation Board of Directors,” said NRF chairman Mike George, who is also the president and CEO of Qurate Retail Inc. “They are entrepreneurs, job creators, innovators and a diverse group of exceptional leaders in an industry that serves communities large and small throughout the country and around the world.”

Those newly elected to the board are:

  • Ray Allen, Co-founder, grown
  • Brian Cornell, Chairman and CEO, Target Corp.
  • Tyson Cornell, Partner and US Consumer Markets Leader, PwC
  • Michelle Gass, CEO, Kohl’s Inc.
  • Kimberly Smith, Founder, Marjani
  • Colleen J. Taylor, President, Merchant Services – US, Global Merchant and Network Services, American Express

The full list of NRF board members is available here.

“With the addition of these retail leaders to the NRF Board of Directors, we continue to demonstrate the unique convening role NRF plays on behalf of retailers large and small,” said Matthew Shay, NRF President and CEO. “The direction and engagement of our board ensures that we can provide best-in-class programs, educate and advocate with credibility, and continue to build upon our long established and widely acknowledged position as the reliable and trusted voice for all things retail.”