Terry J. Lundgren, Macy’s Inc. executive chairman, is back again at the National Retail Federation.
He’s been elected chairman of the NRF’s board for the second time. Lundgren served as chairman in 2010 and 2011.
In this latest instance, he succeeds Mindy Grossman, who stepped down from the NRF board after resigning as chief executive officer of HSNi and departing from retail to join Weight Watchers as president and ceo this month. She was obligated to leave NRF because Weight Watchers is not a member of the trade organization. “Terry agreed to step in until our normal officer election process in January as mandated by our bylaws,” said an NRF spokeswoman.
NRF chairmen serve for two years.
The NRF also said Wednesday that it elected four new board members: Sam’s Club president and ceo John Furner; QVC Inc. president and ceo Mike George; Total Wine and More ceo Adam Orvos, and Petco ceo Brad Weston.
“These new directors represent the breadth of this diverse industry,” said NRF president and ceo Matthew Shay. “They will provide invaluable insight and leadership not only on the future of retail but also NRF’s role in advocating for retailers of all sizes in Washington. As chairman, Terry is an industry veteran who will provide sound guidance in all aspects of our mission to serve as the voice of the retail industry.”
Lundgren stepped down as Macy’s Inc. ceo last March and was succeeded by Jeff Gennette.