Bezos, McMillon and McMullen on Trump’s New Panel

Mike Troy
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President Trump names retail leader to advisory group

Fourteen of the biggest names in retailer have agreed to serve on President Trump’s Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups.

“These bipartisan groups of American leaders will work together with the White House to chart the path forward toward a future of unparalleled American prosperity,” according to a statement from the White House. “The health and wealth of America is the primary goal, and these groups will produce a more independent, self-sufficient, and resilient nation.

Retail is among the 16 groups organized by economic sector and members include Walmart president and CEO Doug McMillon, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Kroger chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen and Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell.

Also representing retail are The Home Depot CEO Craig Menear and the home improvement chain’s co-founders Bernie Marcus and Ken Langone. Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison and Menards CEO John Menard are also members of the retail group.

Other retail group members include CVS Health chairman and CEO Larry Merlo, Walgreens Boots Alliance vice chairman and CEO Stefano Pessina, Rite Aid CEO Heyward Donigan, Best Buy executive chairman Hubert Joly and Life Time Fitness CEO Bahram Akradi.

In addition to retail, other Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups include agriculture, banking, construction/labor/workforce, defense, energy, financial services, food and beverage, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, real estate, technology, telecommunications, transportation, sports and thought leaders.