The Visionary

The Visionary, the National Retail Federation’s most prestigious honor, recognizes one awe-inspiring leader each year whose long record of spearheading change inspires a chorus of “wows.” 

Meet the The Visionary 2017, 2018 and 2019


Chip Bergh (2019)

Some people contemplate change, others make it happen. Chip Bergh’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation encourages us all to dream and aim bigger.

Chip’s pioneering leadership navigated Levi Strauss & Co. through an incredible transformation, seizing opportunities to grow the business, foster innovation and champion sustainability initiatives while leaning on the iconic brand’s deep heritage and values.

Chip Bergh, President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.
Doug McMillon, the President and Chief Executive of Walmart, amongst produce
Doug McMillon (2018)

As president and CEO of Walmart, Doug McMillon leads a strong management team that helps people around the world save money and live better — anytime and anywhere — in retail stores, online and through their mobile devices. 

Mark Parker, Chairman, President and CEO of NIKE, in his office
Mark Parker (2017)

Long before he was named Chairman, President and CEO of NIKE Inc., Mark Parker was leading the company in other ways. For more than 30 years, he’s brought innovative concepts and engineering expertise to Nike.