The List

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The List

The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future

A dynamic group of retail leaderscreating opportunities and sparking innovation.

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Meet The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2022

The NRF Foundation Honors is returning to New York City in January and will honor The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2022

Joel Anderson
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Joel Anderson

Five Below, Inc. President & CEO

Since February 2015, Joel Anderson has served as president & CEO of Five Below, Inc. He joined Five Below in July 2014 as president & COO, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the retail sector. Previously, he served as president and CEO of Walmart.com, the multi-billion dollar U.S. dot-com business unit.

Chris Kempczinski
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Chris Kempczinski

McDonald's Corporation President & CEO

As president and CEO of McDonald’s, Chris Kempczinski leads the millions of dedicated McFamily members who help create delicious, feel-good moments for everyone. Prior to becoming CEO, Kempczinski served as president of McDonald’s USA, leading the business operations of approximately 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants throughout the United States.

Neela Montgomery 
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Neela Montgomery 

CVS Health Executive Vice President and CVS Pharmacy President

Neela Montgomery is executive vice president of CVS Health and president of CVS Pharmacy, with oversight of the company’s 10,000 pharmacies across the United States. Prior to coming to CVS Health, Montgomery was CEO of Crate & Barrel Holdings, a global home furnishings retailer that includes Crate & Barrel, CB2 and Hudson Grace. 

Sumit Singh
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Sumit Singh

Chewy, Inc. CEO

Sumit Singh is the CEO of Chewy, Inc. (NYSE: CHWY), a role he has held since March 2018, and serves on Chewy’s Board of Directors. He led the company through its IPO in 2019, raising over $1 billion in the process. Under Singh’s leadership and tenure, Chewy is delivering transformative growth, a clear and steady path to sustainable profitability, and has earned global recognition and honors as a leading innovative brand.

Julie Wainwright
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Julie Wainwright

The RealReal Founder and CEO

Julie Wainwright is an ecommerce pioneer who founded The RealReal in 2011, bringing authenticated luxury resale online. She has changed the way people buy and sell high-end luxury across all categories and is helping create a more sustainable future for fashion. In addition, Wainwright raised sizable venture capital funding, built a membership of millions, sold millions of items to date and took The RealReal public in 2019.

Past List Awardees

See all of the honorees for The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future
(titles and companies as of award date)

A
Isabelle Adams, 2018
Co-CEO
Paper For Water
Katherine Adams, 2018
Co-CEO
Paper For Water
Jessica Alba, 2019
Founder
The Honest Company
Margarita Arriagada, 2015
Chief Merchant
Sephora
Emily Avedikian, 2017
Founder and Director
Keeps Boutique at The Gatehouse
B
Steve Barbarick, 2019
President and COO
Tractor Supply Company
Jeff Barnett, 2018
CEO, Commerce Cloud
Salesforce Commerce
Kirsten Blowers, 2015
Owner, Designer, Buyer
ShopRiffRaff
Neil Blumenthal, 2019
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Warby Parker
Brad Bogolea, 2017
Co-Founder and CEO
Simbe Robotics
Matthew Boss, 2018
Managing Director, Equity Research, Consumer Discretionary/Retailing
J.P Morgan
Stefanie Bothelo, 2017
Founder and CEO
Fitzroy Toys
Lisa Bradley, 2019
Co-Founder
R. Riveter
Mike Brady, 2019
President and CEO
Greyston
James Brett, 2017
President
West Elm
Moziah Bridges, 2016
CEO
Mo’s Bows
Adam Brotman, 2015
Chief Digital Officer
Starbucks
Tim Brown, 2019
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Allbirds
Stacy Brown-Philpot, 2019
CEO
TaskRabbit
Anthony Bruce, 2017
Co-Founder and CEO
Applied Predictive Technologies
Tory Burch, 2016
Chairman and Co-CEO, Founder
Tory Burch LLC, Tory Burch Foundation
Tom Buxton, 2015
President and CEO
Buxton Co.
Greg Buzek, 2015
Co-Founder, President
Retail Orphan Initiative (RetailROI), IHL Group
C
Mary Campbell, 2018
Executive Vice President, Commerce Platforms
QVC, Inc.
Ann-Marie Campbell, 2020
Executive Vice President - US Stores
The Home Depot
Rick J. Caruso, 2015
Founder and CEO
Caruso Affilliated
Darrell Cavens, 2015
CEO
zulily
Sona Chawla, 2015
President of Digital and Chief Marketing Officer
Walgreen Co.
Oliver Chen, 2019
Managing Director, Retail & Luxury Head
Cowen
Manny Chirico, 2020
Chairman and CEO
PVH Corp.

 

 

Kerry Cooper, 2020
Former President and COO
Rothy’s
Matthew Corrin, 2016
Founder and CEO
Freshii
Cameron Cruse, 2019
Co-Founder
R. Riveter
James Curleigh, 2018
President
Levi’s Brand
Amanda Curtis, 2018
Co-Founder
Nineteenth Amendment
Lisa Clyde, 2017
Global Head of Consumer and Retail Investment Banking
Bank of America Merrilll Lynch
D
Scott Dahnke, 2017
Global Co-CEO
L Catterton
Jane Dailey, 2015
President, Co-Founder, and Fashion Fairy Godmother
Hollywood Fashion Secrets
Diane Dietz, 2019
CEO and President
Rodan + Fields
Danielle DiFerdinando, 2016
Designer and Creative Director
Danielle Nicole
Mary Dillon, 2016
CEO
Ulta Beauty
Richard J. Durbin, 2015
U.S. Senator
Illinois
E
Jane Elfers, 2018
President and CEO
The Children’s Place, Inc.
Diane Ellis, 2019
Board Member and Former CEO
Chico’s
J. Michael Evans, 2019
Director and President
Alibaba Group
 
F
Helena Foulkes, 2018
Executive Vice President, President
CVS Health, CVS Pharmacy
Julia Fowler, 2015
Co-Founder
EDITED
Gary Friedman, 2016
Chairman and CEO
Restoration Hardware Holding Inc.
 
G
Michelle Gass, 2016
Chief Merchandising and Customer Officer
Kohl’s
Casey Gerald, 2015
Co-Founder and CEO
MBAs Across America
David Gilboa, 2019
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Warby Parker
Jim Gold, 2015
President and Chief Merchandising Officer
Neiman Marcus
Jason Goldberg, 2017
SVP, Content and Commerce
SapientRazorfish
Randy Goldberg, 2019
Co-Founder
Bombas Socks
Adam Goldenberg, 2018
Co-CEO
TechStyle Fashion Group
Charlotte Gould, 2019
CEO
Stitches by Charlotte
Kirsten Green, 2019
Founder and Managing Partner
Forerunner Ventures
H
Erin Harper, 2016
Senior Program Manager
Local Loan Produce Program
Jim Haslam, 2019
Founder and Philanthropist
Pilot Corporation
Dave Heath, 2019
Co-Founder
Bombas Socks
Paul Hennessy, 2018
CEO
Vroom
Kerry Cooper, 2020
Former President and COO
Rothy’s
Jessica Herrin, 2016
Founder and CEO
Stella and Dot Family Brands
Kevin Hofmann, 2017
President, Online and Chief Marketing Officer
The Home Depot
Tonian Hohberg, 2015
President and CEO
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Chieh Huang, 2017
Co-Founder and CEO
Boxed Wholesale
Christine Hunsicker, 2017
Founder and CEO
Gywnnie Bee
J
Roslyn S. Jaffe, 2017
Co-Founder, Secretary, Director Emeritus
Ascena Retail Group
Shea Jensen, 2019
Senior Vice President, Customer Experience
Nordstrom
Amanda Johnson, 2019
Co-Founder
Mented Cosmetics
 
K
Jeff Kearl, 2018
CEO
Stance
Stephanie Korey, 2019
Co-Founder and CEO
AWAY
Ajay Kori, 2019
Co-Founder
UrbanStems
Philip Krim, 2020
Co-Founder and CEO
Casper
L
Katrina Lake, 2016
Founder and CEO
Stitch Fix
Michelle Lam, 2017
Co-Founder and CEO
True&Co
Michael Lastoria, 2018
Co-Founder,CEO and Creative Director
&pizza
David Lawenda, 2017
Vice President, Global Marketing Solutions - US
Facebook
Kate Ross LeBlanc, 2018
Co-Founder and CEO
Saje Natural Wellness
Michael Levy, 2015
Founder and CEO
Pet Food Express
Wendy Liebmann, 2017
Founder, CEO and Chief Shopper
WSL Strategic Retail
Walter Loeb, 2016
President
Loeb Associates, Inc.
Drew Ann Long, 2017
Inventor
Caroline’s Cart
Steven Lowy, 2017
Co-CEO
Westfield Corporation
M
Jo Malone, 2019
Founder and Creative Director
Jo Loves
Lynn Marmer, 2015
Group Vice President for Corporate Affairs (Retired)
The Kroger Co.
Chris McCann, 2018
President and CEO
1-800-Flowers.com
Jim McIngvale, 2018
Owner and Philanthropist
Gallery Furniture
Toni M. Miller, 2017
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Finanical Officer
Boscov’s Department Store, LLC
KJ Miller, 2019
Co-Founder
Mented Cosmetics
David Moin, 2015
Senior Editor for Retail
Women’s Wear Daily
Johnny Morris, 2015
Founder and Owner
Bass Pro Shops
N
Kyle Nel, 2016
Executive Director, Lowe’s Innovation Labs
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
Karin M. Norington-Reaves, 2018
CEO
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
 
 
O
Carley Ochs, 2018
Founder, CEO and Designer
Bourbon and Boweties
Shawn R. Outler, 2015
Group Vice President
Macy’s
 
 
P
Bea Perez, 2016
Chief Sustainability Officer
The Coca-Cola Company
Greg Petro, 2016
President and CEO
First Insight
BG Gary M. Profit, 2015
Sr. Director of Military Programs
Walmart, Inc.
 
R
J. Paul Raines, 2015
CEO
Gamestop
Doug Rauch, 2016
Founder and President
Daily Table
Courtney Reagan, 2016
Retail Reporter
CNBC
Melissa Reiff, 2015
President and COO
The Container Store
James Reinhart, 2020
Co-Founder and CEO
ThredUp
Jason Del Rey, 2019
Senior Editor, Commerce and Executive Producer, Code Commerce
Recode
James Rhee, 2016
Executive Chairman and CEO
Ashley Stewart
Dominik Richter, 2017
Founder and CEO
HelloFresh Global
Alexis Ringwald, 2016
Co-Founder and CEO
LearnUp
Jennifer Rubio, 2019
Co-Founder and Brand Officer
AWAY
S
Al Sambar, 2016
Managing Partner
Kurt Salmon North American Retail Consumer Group
Greg Scott, 2018
CEO
New York and Company
Jeffery R. Sears, 2015
Founder and CEO
PIRCH
Tina Sharkey, 2019
Co-Founder and CEO
Brandless
Inventor and Founder
FreshPaper
Stormy Simon, 2016
President
Overstock.com
Jonathan Sokoloff, 2018
Managing Partner
Leonard Green & Partners
Gemma Sole, 2018
Co-Founder
Nineteenth Amendment
David Spector, 2019
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
ThirdLove
Debbie Sterling, 2016
Founder and CEO
GoldieBox
Rob Sweeney, 2018
Global Head of Consumer and Retail Investment Banking
Sycamore Partners
T
Carolyn Tastad, 2019
Group President, North America and Executive Sponsor, Gender Equality
P&G
Isabella Rose Taylor, 2015
Fashion Designer, Artist and Entrepreneur
Isabella Rose Taylor Fashions
Buddy Teaster, 2018
President and CEO
Soles4Souls
Dana Telsey, 2016
CEO and Chief Research Officer
Telsey Advisory Group
Marisa Thalberg, 2017
Chief Marketing Officer
Taco Bell Corp.
Barbara Thau, 2018
Contrbuting Retail Worker
Forbes.com
Susan Tynan, 2019
Founder and CEO
Framebridge
 
U
Mikaila Ulmer, 2017
Founder and CEO
Me & The Bees Lemonade
Hamdi Ulukaya, 2018
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Chobani LLC
Brittany Merrill Underwood, 2018
Founder and CEO
Akola Project
 
V
Deena Varshavskaya, 2015
Founder and CEO
Wanelo
 
 
 
W
Phil Wahba, 2017
Senior Writer
Fortune
Tristan Walker, 2017
Founder and CEO
Walker and Company Brands
Kindley Walsh-Lawlor, 2016
Vice President, Global Sustainability
Gap, Inc.
Laysha Ward, 2016
President and Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer
Target
Mark Warner, 2016
U.S. Senator
Virginia
Emily Weiss, 2018
Founder and CEO
Glossier
Monika Wiela, 2017
Founder and CEO
Give Back Box
Z
Heidi Zak, 2019
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
ThirdLove
Joey Zwillinger, 2019
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Allbirds