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Jeff Gennette

Jeff Gennette

Chairman and CEO
Macy's, Inc.
Jeff Gennette was elected chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc. in March 2017 and assumed the role of chairman in February 2018. Gennette previously held the role of president of Macy’s, Inc. since 2014. Prior to that, he was chief merchandising officer of Macy’s, Inc., a position to which he was appointed in February 2009.

Gennette began his retail career in 1983 as an executive trainee at Macy’s West in San Francisco. He held positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president and division merchandise manager for men’s collections, and senior vice president and general merchandise manager for men’s and children’s. In 2004, Gennette was appointed executive vice president and director of stores at Macy’s Central in Atlanta. During his career, he also served as a store manager for FAO Schwarz and director of stores for Broadway Stores, Inc. From February 2006 to February 2008, Gennette served as chairman and chief executive officer of Seattle-based Macy’s Northwest. Gennette returned to San Francisco from February 2008 to February 2009 as chairman and CEO of Macy’s West.

Gennette, a native of San Diego and a graduate of Stanford University.

Speaking in:

Friday Jan 10
9:35 - 10:05 AM
Sixth Floor: Broadway Ballroom

Jeff Gennette, Chairman & CEO of Macy’s, Inc., will speak on his journey from merchant trainee to CEO, and how careers in retail have evolved to keep up with its dynamic change.  

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