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NRF Foundation to honor CVS’ Neela Montgomery

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WASHINGTON – The NRF Foundation will honor CVS Pharmacy president Neela Montgomery in January as one of the “People Shaping Retail’s Future 2022,” the organization said Tuesday.

Montgomery, who is also executive vice president of CVS, is one of five retail leaders who will be celebrated at the NRF Foundation Honors in New York City in January. Also being honored are:

  • Five Below Inc. president and CEO Joel Anderson
  • McDonald’s Corp. president and CEO Chris Kempczinsk
  • Chewy Inc. CEO Sumit Singh
  • The RealReal Founder and CEO Julie Wainwright

“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,” NRF Foundation Executive Director Bill Thorne 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.”

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.



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