John Turner, CEO of Sam’s Club, has been named to the board of the National Retail Federation, the flagship trade group for the retail industry. Christopher Baldwin, CEO of Sam’s Club competitor B.J.’s Wholesale Club, was elected as board chair for the next two years, replacing Terry Lundgren, chairman of Macy’s.
“I’m honored to help lead NRF during such rapid changes in the retail industry,” Baldwin said. “Retail is a crucial driver of our economy and provides opportunities for millions of workers across the United States. I’m very optimistic about the opportunities ahead of our industry and look forward to working with NRF staff and board members during this period of retail transformation.”
The newly elected board members chosen at the NFR annual event held in New York this week include:
- Miki Racine Beradelli, CEO of KIDBOX
- John Furner, president and CEO of Sam’s Club
- Jeff Gennette, CEO of Macy’s
- Mike George, president and CEO of QVC
- Rachel Mushahwar, executive at Intel Corp.
- Eva Press, U.S. group lead at Facebook
- Brad Weston, CEO of Petco
NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay said the NRF and entire industry will benefit from the experienced board’s insights as the new members are among the best in the business.
“We look forward to their help in addressing the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,” Shay said in a statement.