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Board of Directors


Jeff Gennette, CEO, Macy's Inc.
Jeff Gennette
Chairman, NRF Foundation Board
Chairman and CEO
Macy's Inc.
A headshot of Emilie Antonetti, the Vice President of Socail Purpose and managing Director at Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Foundation
Emilie Antonetti
Vice President, Social Purpose and Managing Director
Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Foundation
A headshot of Steve Barr, the consumer markets leader at PwC
Steve Barr
Consumer Markets Leader
NRF Foundation board member Bill Brand
Bill Brand
Chief Retail Officer and SVP
Carnival Corporation
Headshot of NRF Foundation Board member Michael Colaneri
Michael Colaneri
Vice President - Retail, Restaurant, Hospitality
A headshot of Lee Culpepper, the vice president of public affairs at Walmart
Lee Culpepper
Vice President, Public Affairs
Jeff Gennette, CEO, Macy's Inc.
Jeff Gennette
Chairman, NRF Foundation Board
Chairman and CEO
Macy's Inc.
NRF Foundation board member Arlette Guthrie
Arlette Guthrie
Vice President, Human Resources
The Home Depot
A headshot of Susan Hart, the Global Retail Practice Leader of Spencer Stuart
Susan Hart
Global Retail Practice Leader
Spencer Stuart
A headshot of Gina Iacovone, the senior vice presdeint of field operations at BJ's Wholesale Club
Gina Iacovone
Senior Vice President, Field Operations
BJ's Wholesale Club
Danielle Kirgan, Chief Human Resources Officer, Macy's, Inc.
Danielle Kirgan
Chief Human Resources Officer
Macy's, Inc.
A headshot of Karin M. Norington-Reaves, the CEO of Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
Karin Norington-Reaves
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
A headshot of Jerry O'Brien, the executive director of Koh's Center for Retailing, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jerry O'Brien
Executive Director
Kohl's Center for Retailing, University of Wisconsin-Madison
NRF Foundation board member Matthew Shay
Matthew R. Shay
President and CEO
National Retail Federation
James Vickers, Vice President  Consumer & Communications, SAS
James Vickers
Vice President Consumer & Communications
NRF Foundation board member Danielle Wallis
Danielle Wallis
VP/GM - Client Management, National B2B
American Express Company
A headshot of Talia Watts, the Marketplace Merchandising Manager at Nike
Talia Watts
Marketplace Merchandising Manager