The Container Store Chairman and CEO Kip Tindell Elected Chairman of NRF Board of Directors
NEW YORK, 2015-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today announced that The Container Store Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kip Tindell has been elected Chairman of the NRF Board of Directors and Chairman of its Executive Committee. Tindell succeeds NRF’s immediate past Chairman, Stephen I. Sadove, chairman and chief executive officer of Saks, Inc. (retired). Tindell was elected at the Board of Directors meeting held Sunday during NRF’s 104th Annual Convention and EXPO, Retail’s BIG Show.
Mindy Grossman was elected vice chairman of the board. 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.
“NRF, its staff and the industry at large will benefit greatly from Kip’s dedication, professionalism and leadership over the next two years as we already have for the time he’s been a part of NRF’s Board of Directors,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “We are honored to welcome our new chairman and our newly – and re-elected board members as we continue to work with Capitol Hill on policies that directly impact one of the biggest industries in the world, while simultaneously learning more about the constantly-changing retail landscape.”
Newly elected board members:
- Marla Beck, co-founder and chief executive officer, Bluemercury Inc.
- Pauline Brown, chairman, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.
- Gunther Bright, executive vice president, American Express, Merchant Services – U.S.
- Rick J. Caruso, chief executive officer, Caruso Affiliated
- Curtis Picard, executive director, Retail Association of Maine
NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s This is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation. NRF.com