NRF Foundation announces 25 individuals named to The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future

WASHINGTON, 2017-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The NRF Foundation today (December 6, 2017) announced the 25 individuals named to The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future. The honorees represent the best and brightest individuals impacting the retail industry and will be celebrated January 14, 2018, at the NRF Foundation Gala during NRF 2018: Retail’s Big Show in New York City. Proceeds from the Gala benefit the NRF Foundation, NRF’s nonprofit arm, which is committed to shaping the future of retail talent.

“An industry as dynamic as retail needs leaders with a range of talents from creatives to humanitarians to entrepreneurs,” NRF Foundation Executive Director Ellen Davis said. “Each person on The List embodies these qualities in some way and is helping to steer the retail industry toward a bright future.”

Now in its fourth year, the Gala brings together hundreds of industry executives to honor those named to The List and awards scholarships to talented students working to become the next generation of retail leaders. In addition to celebrating The List at the Gala, NRF will also recognize Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon as “The Visionary,” an award for an inspiring leader with a long record of spearheading change in the industry.

The 2018 Gala is expected to raise more than $2.5 million for NRF Foundation programs – including educational and inspirational initiatives, student scholarships and RISE Up, a powerful, industry-backed credentialing program – and is on track to sell out by the end of 2017.

The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2018:

Disruptors:

Jeff Barnett – CEO, Commerce Cloud, Salesforce
Adam Goldenberg – Co-CEO, TechStyle Fashion Group
Paul Hennessy – CEO, Vroom
Jeff Kearl – CEO, Stance
Chris McCann –President and CEO, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.
Emily Weiss – Founder and CEO, Glossier

Dreamers:

Isabelle and Katherine Adams – Co-CEOs, Paper For Water
Michael Lastoria – Co-Founder, CEO and Creative Director, &pizza
Carley Ochs – Founder, CEO and Designer, Bourbon and Boweties
Kate Ross LeBlanc – CEO and Co-Founder, Saje Natural Wellness

Givers:

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale – Owner and Philanthropist, Gallery Furniture
Brittany Merrill Underwood – Founder and CEO, Akola Project
Karin Norington-Reaves – CEO, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
Buddy Teaster – President and CEO, Soles4Souls
Hamdi Ulukaya – Founder, Chairman and CEO, Chobani

Influencers:

Matthew Boss – Managing Director, Equity Research, Consumer Discretionary/Retailing, J.P. Morgan
Amanda Curtis and Gemma Sole – Co-Founders, Nineteenth Amendment
Jonathan Sokoloff – Managing Partner, Leonard Green & Partners
Rob Sweeney – Global Head of Consumer and Retail Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs
Barbara Thau – Contributing Retail Writer, Forbes.com

Power Players:

Mary Campbell – Executive Vice President, Commerce Platforms, QVC, Inc.
James ‘JC’ Curleigh – President, Levi’s Brand
Jane Elfers – President and CEO, The Children’s Place, Inc.
Helena Foulkes – Executive Vice President, CVS Health, and President, CVS Pharmacy
Greg Scott – CEO, New York & Company

About The NRF Foundation 
The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail. The NRF Foundation is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm of the National Retail Federation and is funded in part by generous donations from retail industry supporters. NRF.com/Foundation.

Contact:

Ana Serafin Smith
(202) 626-8189
press@nrf.com
(855) NRF-Press

Source: NRF

The NRF Foundation announces 25 individuals named to The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future

Washington, 2017-Jan-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The NRF Foundation today (January 4, 2017) announced the 25 individuals named to The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future. The honorees represent the best and brightest individuals impacting the retail industry and will be recognized on January 15 at the NRF Foundation Gala during Retail’s BIG Show in New York City.

“Retail is driven by millions of talented and passionate individuals who are constantly changing the industry, and The List 2017 captures the very best of people making an impact,” NRF Foundation Executive Director Ellen Davis said. “Each in their own way, this year’s honorees are shaping retail’s future and emulate the very best of what retail represents.”

Now in its third year, the Gala brings together hundreds of industry executives to honor those named to The List and award scholarships to talented students working hard to become the next generation of retail leaders. In addition to celebrating The List at the Gala, NRF will also recognize Nike Chairman, President and CEO Mark Parker as “The Visionary,” a new honor for an inspiring leader with a long record of spearheading change in the industry.

The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2017 include:

Disruptors:
Brad Bogolea – Co-Founder and CEO, Simbe Robotics
Anthony Bruce – Co-Founder and CEO, Applied Predictive Technologies
Christine Hunsicker – Founder and CEO, Gwynnie Bee
Dominik Richter – Founder & CEO, HelloFresh Global
Tristan Walker – Founder and CEO, Walker and Company Brands

Dreamers:
Stefanie Botelho – Founder and CEO, Fitzroy Toys
Chieh Huang – Co-Founder and CEO, Boxed Wholesale
Michelle Lam – Co-Founder and CEO, True&Co.
Kavita Shukla – Inventor and Founder, FreshPaper
Mikaila Ulmer – Founder and CEO, Me & the Bees Lemonade

Givers:
James Brett – President, West Elm
Emily Avedikian – Founder and Director, Keeps Boutique at The Gatehouse
Roslyn S. Jaffe – Co-Founder, Secretary & Director Emeritus, Ascena Retail Group
Drew Ann Long – Inventor, Caroline’s Cart
Monika Wiela – CEO and Founder, Give Back Box®

Influencers:
Lisa Clyde – Global Head of Consumer & Retail Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jason Goldberg – SVP, Content & Commerce, SapientRazorfish
David Lawenda – Vice President, Global Marketing Solutions – US, Facebook
Wendy Liebmann – Founder, CEO and Chief Shopper, WSL Strategic Retail
Phil Wahba – Senior Writer, Fortune

Power Players:
Scott Dahnke – Global Co-CEO, L Catterton
Kevin Hofmann – President, Online and Chief Marketing Officer, The Home Depot
Steven Lowy – Co-CEO, Westfield Corporation
Toni M. Miller – Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Administration Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Boscov’s Department Store, LLC
Marisa Thalberg – Chief Marketing Officer, Taco Bell Corp.

About The NRF Foundation
The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail. The NRF Foundation is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm of the National Retail Federation and is funded in part by generous donations from retail industry supporters. NRF.com/Foundation.

Contact:

Ana Serafin Smith
(202) 626-8189
press@nrf.com
(855) NRF-Press

Source: NRF

Overstock.com President Stormy Simon named on the 2016 National Retail Foundation’s (NRF) List of People Shaping Retail’s Future

Stormy Simon Honored by National Retail Foundation as a Retail Industry “Power Player”

SALT LAKE CITY, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) President Stormy Simon has been named as an honoree on the 2016 National Retail Foundation’s (NRF) List of People Shaping Retail’s Future. The List honors the top 25 retail industry members across five categories; Disruptors, Dreamers, Givers, Influencers, and Power Players. Simon was selected as a Power Player, whom the NRF describes as “fearless leaders who never shy away from what others may see as insurmountable challenges.”

“The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future represents the most innovative and impressive group of professionals impacting the retail industry today,” stated NRF Senior Vice President and Foundation Executive Director Ellen Davis in a press release announcing the award winners. “We are thrilled to celebrate ‘The List’ and hold them up as shining examples of the talent, passion and creativity that drive the retail industry forward.”

Simon joined Overstock.com in 2001, and has held leadership positions in nearly every department of the online retailer. In her current role as president, which she has held since 2014, Simon champions innovation in an ever-changing industry while emphasizing the customer’s experience within every aspect of the company.

“Stormy has always been a driving force behind much of the innovation and culture that has made Overstock great,” said company CEO and founder Patrick M. Byrne.  “It’s fitting that she finally be recognized as someone shaping retail’s future, as she’s been an instrumental part of building the foundation of e-commerce over the past 14 years.”

Simon and the other 24 honorees will be recognized at the NRF Foundation Gala, to be held on January 17, 2016 in New York City. The Gala, in its second year, celebrates and honors The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future, and awards scholarships to talented students striving to become the next generation of retail leaders.

About Overstock.com
Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) is an online retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah that sells a broad range of products at low prices, including furniture, rugs, bedding, electronics, clothing, and jewelry.Worldstock.com is dedicated to selling artisan-crafted products from around the world whereas Main Street Revolution small-scale entrepreneurs in the U.S. by providing them a national customer base. Overstock has additional community-focused initiatives such as aFarmers Market and pet adoptions.  Forbes ranked Overstock in its list of the Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2014. Overstock sells internationally under the name O.co.  Overstock (http://www.overstock.com and http://www.o.co) regularly posts information about the company and other related matters under Investor Relations on its website.

O, Overstock.com, O.com, O.co, Club O, Main Street Revolution, Worldstock Fair Trade, Worldstock, and OVillage are registered trademarks. O.biz, Club O Dollars, and OGlobal are trademarks of Overstock.com, Inc. The Overstock.com, Club O, and Worldstock Fair Trade logos are also registered trademarks of Overstock.com, Inc. Other service marks, trademarks and trade names which may be referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements include all statements other than statements of historical fact.  Additional information regarding factors that could materially affect results and the accuracy of the forward-looking statements contained herein may be found in the Company’s Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, which was filed with the SEC on November 9, 2015, and any subsequent filings with the SEC.

Media Contact:
Mark Delcorps, Overstock.com, Inc.
+1 (801) 947-3564
pr@overstock.com

Investor Contact:
Mark Harden, Overstock.com, Inc.
+1 (801) 947-5409
mharden@overstock.com

SOURCE: Overstock.com

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Overstock.com President Stormy Simon named on the 2016 National Retail Foundation’s (NRF) List of People Shaping Retail’s Future

Overstock.com President Stormy Simon named on the 2016 National Retail Foundation’s (NRF) List of People Shaping Retail’s Future