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Posted Date: 1/16/2013

Saks CEO Stephen Sadove Succeeds Terry Lundgren as NRF Board Chairman

Saks Incorporated Chairman and CEO Stephen I. Sadove has been elected chairman of the National Retail Federation board of directors and chairman of its executive committee. He succeeds NRF's immediate past chairman, Terry J. Lundgren, chairman, president and CEO of Macy's, Inc. Sadove was elected at the board of directors meeting held Sunday during NRF's 102nd Annual Convention and EXPO – Retail's BIG Show.

The Container Store chairman and CEO Kip Tindell was elected first vice chairman of the board, treasurer and chairman of the finance committee, and HSN CEO Mindy Grossman was elected second vice chair of the board and secretary.

Sadove, Tindell and Grossman will join NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay to comprise NRF's leadership team. Each board officer will serve a two-year term.

"Representing the breadth and diversity of the retail industry from small business owners to global brands, the Board will help shape NRF's strategic objectives and advocacy agenda," NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay said. "The expertise and experience of these retail leaders will leverage our ability to shine a spotlight on the industry's role in building careers, growing communities, and driving innovation."

Newly-elected retail board members are:

  • Beth Aberg, president, Random Harvest Inc.
  • Sasha Bopp, CEO, Crate and Barrel
  • Brendan Hoffman, president and CEO, Bon-Ton Stores Inc.
  • Ravi Saligram, president and CEO, OfficeMax
State retail association executives elected as ex officio board members are:
Michelle Ahlmer, executive director, Arizona Retailers Association
Roland Myers, president and CEO, Tennessee Retail Association

Associate Member Advisory Council representatives re-elected to the board are:
  • Karen Lowe, general manager, Global Retail Industry, IBM Corporation
  • Ramón B. Martin, president, Merchant Services Americas, American Express CompanyAlison Paul, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP

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