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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 2016

The List 2016

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Once again, the NRF Foundation will be honoring 25 individuals impacting the retail industry. The List of People Shaping Retail's Future 2016 will be announced in January and the honorees will be celebrated at the NRF Foundation's Gala in New York City on January 17.

Meet the disruptors, dreamers, givers, influencers and power players named to The List 2016.

Disruptors:

Jessica Herrin, CEO and founder, Stella & Dot Family Brands
Katrina Lake, CEO and founder, Stitch Fix
Kyle Nel, executive director, Lowe's Innovation Labs, Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Greg Petro, president and CEO, First Insight
Debbie Sterling, founder and CEO, GoldieBlox

Dreamers:

Moziah Bridges, founder and CEO, Mo's Bows
Matthew Corrin, founder and CEO, Freshii
Danielle DiFerdinando, founder and creative director, Danielle Nicole
Alexis Ringwald, co-founder and CEO, LearnUp

Givers:

Tory Burch, chairman and co-CEO, Tory Burch LLC, founder, Tory Burch Foundation
Erin Harper, senior program manager, local producer loan program, Whole Foods Market
Kindley Walsh Lawlor, vice president, global sustainability, Gap, Inc.
Bea Perez, vice president and chief sustainability officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Doug Rauch, founder and president, Daily Table
Laysha Ward, executive vice president and chief corporate social responsibility officer, Target

Influencers:

Walter Loeb, president, Loeb Associates
Courtney Reagan, retail reporter, CNBC
Al Sambar, managing partner, retail and consumer group, Kurt Salmon
Dana Telsey, CEO and chief research officer, Telsey Advisory Group
The Honorable Mark R. Warner, United States Senator for Virginia

Power Players:

Mary Dillon, CEO, Ulta Beauty
Gary Friedman, chairman and CEO, Restoration Hardware
Michelle Gass, chief merchandising and customer officer, Kohl's
James Rhee, executive chairman and CEO, Ashley Stewart
Stormy Simon, president, Overstock.com

The List Quiz

Are you a power player, disruptor, dreamer, influencer or giver? Find your retail superstar personality with this interactive quiz.