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The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

The List 2015

Jim Gold

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Power Player

Armed with those insights (and a few degrees from Tulane University and Harvard Business School), he advanced through the ranks at one of the country’s most iconic retailers, Dallas-based Neiman Marcus.

In his role as President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Jim has been given the immeasurable task of navigating the 107-year-old luxury purveyor through a retail landscape of ever-changing modern tastes and technologies. It’s an assignment he relishes, and with a personal resume that includes positions in buying, marketing and stores, he seems uniquely equipped to oversee strategy, merchandising, management, operations, and creative services for Neiman Marcus.

“It is great fun to evolve our approach to service, product and the sensory experience, and then watch these changes manifest themselves in our stores and on the web.”