WASHINGTON, September 30, 2021 – The NRF Foundation Board of Directors today announced that The Home Depot Vice President of Human Resources Sherry Yaskin was elected as its newest board member during its virtual meeting on September 23. The board is comprised of executives from leading retail organizations and serves to guide the NRF Foundation as the preeminent resource for educational training and career information for the retail industry.
Yaskin replaces outgoing board member Arlette Gurthrie, senior vice president for human resources of The Home Depot, who has served since January 2016.
“We are thankful to Arlette Guthrie for her service and for helping us prepare people of all backgrounds for life-changing careers,” NRF Foundation Executive Director Bill Thorne said. “We are pleased to welcome Sherry Yaskin to the dedicated group of professionals on the NRF Foundation Board as we continue our work to connect more people to our programs and resources.”
The NRF Foundation board is chaired by Macy’s, Inc. Chairman and CEO Jeff Gennette.
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. nrf.com
About NRF Foundation
The NRF Foundation provides the skills and resources needed for a life-changing career. As NRF’s nonprofit 501(c)(3), we connect people to an industry that’s a great place to start and a great place to grow. Together, we help people build better lives and stronger communities. nrffoundation.org