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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.

Dream BIG Scholarship

Tim Hall

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Tim Hall Zone Asset Protection Manager, 7-Eleven

Tim Hall
Zone Asset Protection Manager
7-Eleven

Building on a 30-year passion for retail

After graduating from his high school in Largo, Fla., Tim Hall set out to attend junior college and get the credits he needed to enter the police academy. But one call from the manager of the Publix Supermarket where he was working at the time changed all that and propelled him onto a three-decade retail journey.

“He shared that I was viewed as an asset to the store,” Tim says. The store manager wanted to groom him for the manager’s training program. “He reiterated many times, ‘It’s clear you enjoy what you’re doing, because you do it so well.’”

The rest, as they say, is history. Tim accepted the offer and spent more than 15 years with the company before moving on to long-term senior management positions at Arizona Beverage Company and 7-Eleven where he is able to blend his love of retail with his interest in safety, security and crime prevention. While he has achieved remarkable successes in his career, Tim believes that even more opportunities will be afforded to him once he completes his college degree.

“I didn’t realize ... what an impact the retail industry would have on my career path. The love and passion I have for retail has made the past 30 years simply amazing.”

By using his Dream BIG scholarship to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business from University of Phoenix, Tim hopes to learn how to become an effective leader, broaden his skill set and achieve even greater personal milestones in his career. “I didn’t realize at the time I started at Publix what an impact the retail industry would have on my career path. The love and passion I have for retail has made the past 30 years simply amazing.”