RILA welcomes new Board Chairman Brian Cornell chairman and CEO of Target Corporation

Semi-Annual Meeting Brings New Chairman, Four New Board Members​

Arlington , VA, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today (1/22/2018) that four 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 Tucson, Arizona. In addition, RILA welcomed a new Board Chairman, Brian Cornell, chairman and chief executive officer of Target Corporation. Cornell, who succeeds former Chairman Bill Rhodes of AutoZone, will serve a two-year term.

New to the association’s Board of Directors are:

  • Gina Boswell, President, Customer Development, Unilever
  • Mark Breitbard, President & Chief Executive Officer, Banana Republic, Gap Inc.
  • Michele Buck, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Hershey Co.
  • Richard Keyes, President & Chief Executive Officer, Meijer, Inc.

“The past year was one of tremendous change in retail as we saw fundamental shifts in where and how people choose to shop. We also saw firsthand the power of our industry when we find common ground and advocate for consumers.  As RILA’s Chairman, I’m looking forward to the opportunity to build upon our shared successes and help drive positive change for our customers, our teams and our industry,” said Brian Cornell, chairman and chief executive officer, Target Corporation.

For a full Q&A with Brian Cornell about his upcoming chairmanship, click here.

“RILA is fortunate to be led by such an exceptional Board of Directors. Our success is in large part a result of their commitment to collaborate with one another and provide us with critical insights and direction,” said RILA President Sandy Kennedy. “We’re thrilled to welcome four additional Board members this year and we’re confident that we will continue to accomplish great things under Brian’s leadership.”

The 2018 RILA Board of Directors:

  • Brian Cornell, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Target Corporation (Chairman)
  • Mary Dillon, Chief Executive Officer, ULTA Beauty (Vice Chairman)
  • Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, AutoZone, Inc. (Immediate Past Chairman)
  • James Myers, Chairman, Petco Holdings, Inc. (Treasurer)
  • Robert Niblock, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (Secretary)
  • Gina Boswell, President, Customer Development, Unilever*
  • Mark Breitbard, President & Chief Executive Officer, Banana Republic, Gap Inc.*
  • Shelley Broader, President & Chief Executive Officer, Chico’s FAS, Inc.
  • Michele Buck, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Hershey Co.*
  • James Dinkins, President, Coca-Cola North America, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Marvin Ellison, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
  • Alexander Gourlay, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Walgreens Boot Alliance and President, Walgreen Co.
  • 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 & Chief Executive Officer, Foot Locker, Inc.
  • Hubert Joly, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • Richard Keyes, President & Chief Executive Officer, Meijer, Inc.*
  • Stephen Laughlin, Vice President & Global Industry Leader, Retail, IBM Corporation
  • Craig Menear, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President, The Home Depot, Inc.
  • Michael Polk, Chief Executive Officer, Newell Brands
  • Steve Rendle, President & Chief Executive Officer, VF Corporation
  • Gregory Sandfort, Chief Executive Officer, Tractor Supply Company
  • Jill Standish, Senior Managing Director, Global Retail Consulting Practice, Accenture
  • Todd Vasos, Chief Executive Officer, Dollar General Corporation
  • Sandra Kennedy, President, Retail Industry Leaders Association

*Denotes Newly Elected Member

RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs, and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers domestically and abroad.

Contact:
Christin Fernandez
Vice President, Communications
Phone: 703-600-2039
Email: christin.fernandez@rila.org

Source: RILA

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

RILA elects nine top retail executives to its Board of Directors

AutoZone CEO Elected Board Chairman

Arlington, VA, 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today that nine top retail executives have been elected to the association’s Board of Directors. In addition, Bill Rhodes, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of AutoZone, Inc., was elected Board Chairman. The election took place during the Board’s semi-annual meeting, held Sunday in Naples, Florida.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as RILA’s chairman and to continue to work with this exceptional group of retail leaders,” said Rhodes. “RILA is a valued partner on which America’s largest and most sophisticated retailers rely to help address the most pressing issues we face.”

Rhodes succeeds Richard Dreiling, chairman of Dollar General Corporation, who was elected to a two year term in 2014.

In addition, nine top executives were elected to the board, including the Chief Executive Officers of JCPenney, Foot Locker, PetSmart, The Home Depot, Michaels, and Dollar General.

In addition, two current board members, Alan Hoskins, Chief Executive Officer, Energizer Holdings, Inc. and Walter Robb, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Whole Foods Market, Inc., were re-elected to two-year terms.

“RILA relies heavily on the leadership and support of our Board of Directors. Their insight into the challenges facing the retail industry is invaluable,” said RILA President Sandy Kennedy.

The 2016 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. (2nd Vice Chairman)
  • Eric Wiseman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, VF Corporation (Treasurer)
  • Robert Niblock, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (Secretary)
  • Mary Dillon, Chief Executive Officer, ULTA Beauty (At-large)
  • Alexander Gourlay, President, Walgreen Co., Walgreens Boot Alliance (At-large)
  • Hubert Joly, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Best Buy Co., Inc. (At-large)
  • James Dinkins, Chief Retail Sales Officer, The Coca-Cola Company *
  • Marvin Ellison, Chief Executive Officer, J.C. Penney Company, Inc.*
  • Alan Hoskins, Chief Executive Officer, Energizer Holdings, Inc.
  • Joe Jensen, Vice President and General Manager, Retail Solutions Division, Intel Corporation*
  • Richard Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Foot Locker, Inc.*
  • Stephen Laughlin, Vice President and Global Industry Leader, Retail, 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, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newell Rubbermaid
  • Walter Robb, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Whole Foods Market, Inc.
  • Carl (Chuck) Rubin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Michaels Companies, Inc.*
  • Gregory Sandfort, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tractor Supply Company
  • Todd Tillemans, President, Customer Development, Unilever
  • Todd Vasos, Chief Executive Officer, Dollar General Corporation*
  • Sandra Kennedy, President, Retail Industry Leaders Association

*Denotes Newly Elected Member

RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.

SOURCE: Retail Industry Leaders Association

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Brian Dodge
Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategic Initiatives
Phone: 703-600-2017
Email: brian.dodge@rila.org