September 21, 2021
NRF Foundation names The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2022 honorees
The NRF Foundation released the names of 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
The honorees are:
- Joel Anderson, president and CEO, Five Below Inc.
- Chris Kempczinski, president and CEO, McDonald’s Corporation
- Neela Montgomery, executive vice president, CVS Health and president, CVS Pharmacy
- Sumit Singh, CEO, Chewy Inc.
- Julie Wainwright, CEO, The RealReal Founder
“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,” Bill Thorne, executive director for NRF Foundation, 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].