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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

Tonian Hohberg

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Tonian Hohberg

Tonian Hohberg

President and CEO, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Toni Hohberg is Founder, President and CEO of FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, which began with 24 students in Los Angeles, California and, today, educates students from around the world. It is one college with four locations, headquartered in Los Angeles.

FIDM is a private college for specialized professional education, accredited by WASC Sr. College and University Commission and NASAD, granting Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees. FIDM has more than 60,000 graduates, educated for careers in Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design and Entertainment. FIDM alumni have taken their place among international business leaders as outstanding retail and fashion industry executives.

Her reply, when asked how to build a successful institute: “Surround yourself with the smartest team you can find, who understand the secrets of intelligent, unselfish leadership, sprinkled with a sense of humor.”

“Surround yourself with the smartest team you can find, who understand the secrets of intelligent, unselfish leadership, sprinkled with a sense of humor.”