NRF Announces Six New Additions to Board of Directors


WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Retail Federation today announced the addition of six members to its Board of Directors. The new members were elected to the board at NRF’s annual winter board meeting, held virtually this year following NRF 2021: Retail’s Big Show – Chapter 1. Each will serve a two-year term until January 2023.

“We are very proud to be welcoming our newest members to the National Retail Federation Board of Directors,” said Mike George, President and CEO of Qurate Retail, Inc. and Chairman of the NRF Board of Directors. “They are entrepreneurs, job creators, innovators and a diverse group of exceptional leaders in an industry that serves communities large and small throughout the country and around the world.”

“With the addition of these retail leaders to the NRF Board of Directors, we continue to demonstrate the unique convening role NRF plays on behalf of retailers large and small,” said Matthew Shay, NRF President and CEO. “The direction and engagement of our board ensures that we can provide best-in-class programs, educate and advocate with credibility, and continue to build upon our long established and widely acknowledged position as the reliable and trusted voice for all things retail.”

Those newly elected to the board include:

  • Ray Allen, Co-founder, grown
  • Brian Cornell, Chairman and CEO, Target Corp.
  • Tyson Cornell, Partner and US Consumer Markets Leader, PwC
  • Michelle Gass, CEO, Kohl’s Inc.
  • Kimberly Smith, Founder, Marjani
  • Colleen J. Taylor, President, Merchant Services – US, Global Merchant and Network Services, American Express

Chaired under the leadership of Qurate Retail, Inc. President and CEO Mike George, the board is composed of the retail industry’s leading executives who serve as the governing body for the organization.

View the current list of NRF Board of Directors.

About NRF

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.

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