WASHINGTON, September 21, 2021 – The NRF Foundation today announced the honorees of The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2022 – an extraordinary group of retail leaders who will be celebrated at the NRF Foundation Honors in New York City in January.
The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2022 honorees are:
- Five Below Inc. President and CEO Joel Anderson
- McDonald’s Corporation President and CEO Chris Kempczinsk
- CVS Health Executive Vice President and CVS Pharmacy President Neela Montgomery
- Chewy Inc. CEO Sumit Singh
- The RealReal Founder and CEO Julie Wainwright
“This year’s honorees have each led their companies through incredible changes,” said Jeff Gennette, chairman and CEO of Macy’s, Inc. and chairman of the NRF Foundation Board of Directors. “They have remained steadfast in their commitment to their teams and communities, and I am proud to recognize The List 2022’s influence on our industry.”
Each honoree will be featured in videos released by the NRF Foundation over the next several weeks, offering an inside look at how they built exceptional careers in retail and how they’re impacting the industry.
“We look forward to celebrating the retail professionals who have dedicated their careers to building better lives and stronger communities,” NRF Foundation Executive Director Bill Thorne said. “These dynamic retail leaders are dedicated to sparking innovation and creating opportunities in the industry that impacts people in every community every single day.”
Alumni of The List – an award that showcases the wide variety of companies, roles and products that are critical to retail and consumers – include leaders of iconic brands, inventive startups and more.
The 2022 Honors will take place on January 16 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square and will be co-hosted by Gennette and National Retail Federation Board Chairman Mike George, who is retiring this year as President and CEO of Qurate Retail, Inc.
Since 2015, the NRF Foundation Honors has raised funds to continue to provide educational programs and resources that connect people to life-changing careers in retail. The Honors celebrates retail professionals who are building better lives and stronger communities. It is the NRF Foundation’s biggest stage for telling the story of how retail is a great place to start and grow a career.
More information is available at nrffoundation.org/honors. Media interested in covering The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2022 or the 2022 Honors should contact NRF’s media team at [email protected].
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