November 7, 2019
NRF Foundation honors individuals who are shaping the future of retail

The NRF Foundation named an exclusive group of individuals to The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2020. The honorees are industry leaders who are impacting retail and will be recognized Jan. 12, 2020, at the NRF Foundation Honors during NRF 2020 Vision: Retail’s Big Show in New York City.

“Our industry has the power to spark impressive change and build dynamic careers, and the honorees on The List embody the passion and diversity in retail today,” Ellen Davis, president for NRF Foundation, said. “This year’s honorees are true champions of retail. They are leading the way to create more opportunities in their businesses and communities that inspire innovation and support the future of the industry.”

The sixth annual Honors will bring together hundreds of the industry’s executives to celebrate those named to The List, award scholarships to students aspiring to become the next generation of retail leaders, and announce the recipient of the RISE Up Partner of the Year for the Foundation’s industry-backed RISE Up training and credentialing program. Also at the Honors, Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass will be recognized as The Visionary, an award given to a retail leader with a history of spearheading change in the industry.

2020 Honorees

  • Ann-Marie Campbell, executive vice president of U.S. Stores, The Home Depot
  • Manny Chirico, chairman and CEO of PVH Corp.
  • Kerry Cooper, president and COO of Rothy’s
  • Philip Krim, co-founder and CEO of Casper
  • James Reinhart, co-founder and CEO of thredUP

Proceeds from the Honors benefit the NRF Foundation, NRF’s nonprofit arm, which is committed to demonstrating retail as an industry of opportunity and creating programs that train individuals and help them find jobs in retail. The Honors is expected to raise over $3.5 million for initiatives including educational programs, student scholarships and RISE Up. Since 2015, the event has raised more than $10 million to support the Foundation’s efforts.

For more information on the NRF Foundation, visit

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