WASHINGTON – The NRF Foundation today named an exclusive group of individuals to The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2020. The honorees are industry leaders who are impacting retail and will be recognized January 12, 2020, at the NRF Foundation Honors during NRF 2020 Vision: Retail’s Big Show in New York City.
“Our industry has the power to spark impressive change and build dynamic careers, and the honorees on The List embody the passion and diversity in retail today."NRF Foundation President Ellen Davis
“Our industry has the power to spark impressive change and build dynamic careers, and the honorees on The List embody the passion and diversity in retail today,” NRF Foundation President Ellen Davis said. “This year’s honorees are true champions of retail. They are leading the way to create more opportunities in their businesses and communities that inspire innovation and support the future of the industry.”
The sixth annual Honors will bring together hundreds of the industry’s executives to celebrate those named to The List, award scholarships to students aspiring to become the next generation of retail leaders, and announce the recipient of the RISE Up Partner of the Year for the Foundation’s industry-backed RISE Up training and credentialing program. Also at the Honors, Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass will be recognized as “The Visionary,” an award given to a retail leader with a history of spearheading change in the industry.
Members of The List 2020 include:
- Ann-Marie Campbell, Executive Vice President – U.S. Stores, The Home Depot
- Manny Chirico, Chairman and CEO, PVH Corp.
- Kerry Cooper, President and Chief Operating Officer, Rothy’s
- Philip Krim, Co-founder and CEO, Casper
- James Reinhart, Co-founder and CEO, thredUP
Proceeds from the Honors benefit the NRF Foundation, NRF’s nonprofit arm, which is committed to demonstrating retail as an industry of opportunity and creating programs that train individuals and help them find jobs in retail. The Honors is expected to raise over $3.5 million for initiatives including educational programs, student scholarships and RISE Up. Since 2015, the event has raised more than $10 million to support the Foundation’s efforts.
About NRF Foundation
The NRF Foundation builds the bridge between a growing industry with hundreds of thousands of open positions and job seekers around the country. Through education, training, scholarships and experiences for job seekers of all ages and backgrounds, we help more people take their first steps toward promising careers. The NRF Foundation is the 501(c)(3) philanthropic arm of the National Retail Federation and is funded in part by generous donations from retail industry supporters. NRFFoundation.org