National Retail Federation Names Qurate Retail’s Mike George as Chairman
January 11, 2020: Qurate Retail, Inc. President and CEO Mike George has been elected chairman of the National Retail Federation Board of Directors.
As the world’s largest retail trade association, the National Retail Federation (NRF) is the voice ofthe retail industry – educating, inspiring, and communicating the powerful impact retail has on local communities and global economies. Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP and supporting one in four U.S. jobs — 42 million working Americans.
“By any measure, Mike has distinguished himself throughout his career as an innovator and highly successful global retail leader,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “As we begin the third decade of the 21stcentury, the NRF is extremely fortunate to have Mike’s knowledge, background and expertise as this dynamic industry continually transforms, influencing the nation’s economy and impacting communities large and small.”
Mike was elected chairman at the board’s annual winter meeting, held in New York as part of NRF 2020: Retail’s Big Show.
Mike will serve a two-year term. He joined the NRF board in July 2017.