RILA announces three top retail executives elected to its Board of Directors

Arlington , VA, 2017-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today (1/23/2017) that three top retail executives have been selected to join the association’s Board of Directors in an election that took place during the Board’s semi-annual meeting, held Sunday in Naples, Florida.

Joining the association’s Board of Directors are:

  • Shelley Broader, President & Chief Executive Officer, Chico’s FAS, Inc.
  • Steve Rendle, President & Chief Executive Officer, VF Corporation
  • Jill Standish, Senior Marketing Director, Global Retail Consulting Practice, Accenture

Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of AutoZone, will continue his two-year term as Board Chairman through 2017. In addition, five members were re-elected to two-year terms on the Board:

  • Brian Cornell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Target Corporation
  • Alexander Gourlay, President, Walgreen Co., and Co-Chief Operating Officer, Walgreens Boot Alliance
  • Thomas Millner, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cabela’s Inc.
  • Michael Polk, Chief Executive Officer, Newell Rubbermaid
  • Todd Tillemans, Corporate Executive Vice President and President, Customer Development, Unilever, North America

“It is with great excitement and gratitude that we welcome these new members to RILA’s Board of Directors,” said RILA President Sandy Kennedy. “The thought leadership and industry expertise we receive from our Board are integral to our ability to advocate on behalf of retailers. Now, more than ever, we will lean on these executives for their insight and support as we advance our efforts on behalf of the industry.”

The 2017 RILA Board of Directors:

  • Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, AutoZone, Inc. (Chairman)
  • Brian Cornell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Target Corporation (Vice Chairman)
  • James Myers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Petco Holdings, Inc. (Treasurer)
  • Robert Niblock, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (Secretary)
  • Mary Dillon, Chief Executive Officer, ULTA Beauty (At-large)
  • Alexander Gourlay, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Walgreens Boot Alliance and President, Walgreen Co. (At-large)
  • Hubert Joly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Best Buy Co., Inc. (At-large)
  • Shelley Broader, President & Chief Executive Officer, Chico’s FAS, Inc.*
  • James Dinkins, Chief Retail Sales Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Marvin Ellison, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
  • Alan Hoskins, Chief Executive Officer, Energizer Holdings, Inc.
  • Joe Jensen, Vice President, Internet of Things Group, and General Manager, Retail Solutions Division, Intel Corporation
  • Richard Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Foot Locker, Inc.
  • Stephen Laughlin, GBS Global Industry Leader, Retail and Consumer Products, IBM Corporation
  • Michael Massey, President and Chief Executive Officer, PetSmart, Inc.
  • Craig Menear, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President, The Home Depot, Inc.
  • Thomas Millner, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cabela’s Inc.
  • Michael Polk, Chief Executive Officer, Newell Rubbermaid
  • Steve Rendle, President & Chief Executive Officer, VF Corporation*
  • Carl (Chuck) Rubin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Michaels Companies, Inc.
  • Gregory Sandfort, Chief Executive Officer, Tractor Supply Company
  • Jill Standish, Senior Managing Director, Global Retail Consulting Practice, Accenture*
  • Todd Tillemans, Corporate Executive Vice President and President, Customer Development, Unilever, North America
  • Todd Vasos, Chief Executive Officer, Dollar General Corporation
  • Sandra Kennedy, President, Retail Industry Leaders Association

*Denotes Newly Elected Member

Contact:
Brian Dodge
Senior Executive Vice President, Public Affairs
Phone: 703-600-2017
Email: brian.dodge@rila.org

Source: RILA

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