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Jeff Gennette

Jeff Gennette

Chairman and CEO
Macy's Inc.
Jeff Gennette was elected CEO 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, and 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 CEO 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 also serves on the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion executive committee.

A native of San Diego, Gennette is 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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