Target CEO to chair RILA board

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Target CEO to chair RILA board

By Mike Troy - 01/22/2018
Target Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell will serve a two-year term as Chairman of the Retail Industry Leaders Association Board of Directors.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) said Target Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell will chair the trade group’s board which also added new members from Unilever, Hershey, Meijer and Banana Republic.

Cornell was already on the RILA board and in his new role as Chairman will serve a two-year term, succeeding former chairman Bill Rhodes of AutoZone. New additions to the board include; Gina Boswell, President, Customer Development, Unilever; Mark Breitbard, President and CEO, of Gap Inc.’s Banana Republic division, Michele Buck, President and CEO, The Hershey Co., and Richard Keyes, President and CEO, 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,” Cornell said in a statement. “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.,

 RILA’s other board members include:

Mary Dillon, Chief Executive Officer, ULTA Beauty (Vice Chairman)

Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, AutoZone, Inc.

James Myers, Chairman, Petco Holdings, Inc. (Treasurer)

Robert Niblock, Chairman and CEO, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (Secretary)

Shelley Broader, President and CEO, Chico’s FAS, Inc.

James Dinkins, President, Coca-Cola North America, The Coca-Cola Company

Marvin Ellison, Chairman and CEO, J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Alexander Gourlay, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Walgreens Boot Alliance and President, Walgreen Co.

Alan Hoskins, CEO, Energizer Holdings, Inc.

Joe Jensen, Vice President, Internet of Things Group, and General Manager, Retail Solutions Division, Intel Corporation

Richard Johnson, President and CEO, Foot Locker, Inc.

Hubert Joly, Chairman and CEO, Best Buy Co., Inc.

Stephen Laughlin, Vice President and Global Industry Leader, Retail, IBM Corporation

Craig Menear, Chairman, CEO and President, The Home Depot, Inc.

Michael Polk, CEO, Newell Brands

Steve Rendle, President and CEO, VF Corporation

Gregory Sandfort, CEO, Tractor Supply Company

Jill Standish, Senior Managing Director, Global Retail Consulting Practice, Accenture

Todd Vasos, CEO, Dollar General Corporation

Sandra Kennedy, President, Retail Industry Leaders Association


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