WASHINGTON – Executives from four of the nation’s most prominent brands were named members of the National Retail Federation Board of Directors today as the board held its first in-person meeting since the beginning of the pandemic.
“These are executives of leading companies who have a wealth of expertise and experience that will prove invaluable as the retail industry continues to recover from its most significant challenge in living memory,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “We welcome their advice and counsel in guiding our efforts to support retailers in navigating that recovery. As they join the board, today’s in-person meeting is a symbol of our industry’s commitment to returning to normal whether it’s in-store operations or working together to address mutual concerns.”
The new board members include:
- BJ’s Wholesale Club President and CEO Robert W. Eddy
- IBM General Manager of U.S. Distribution Gina Claxton
- Old Navy President and CEO Nancy Green
- PepsiCo Foods North America CEO Steven Williams
The National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, passionately advocates for the people, brands, policies and ideas that help retail thrive. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., NRF empowers the industry that powers the economy. Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, contributing $3.9 trillion to annual GDP and supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 52 million working Americans. For over a century, NRF has been a voice for every retailer and every retail job, educating, inspiring and communicating the powerful impact retail has on local communities and global economies.