NRF Foundation Board Names Two New Members

WASHINGTON – The NRF Foundation Board of Directors today named two new members during its latest meeting. The NRF Foundation Board is comprised of professionals who support the organization’s mission to connect people to life-changing opportunities in retail in communities nationwide through career resources, training and scholarships.

The new board members are:

  • University of Maryland Smith School of Business Director of Undergraduate Career Programming Ashlee Chicoine
  • Columbia College Chicago Undergraduate and 2022 NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholar Robert Davison Long

“The NRF Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Ashlee Chicoine and Robert Davison Long, who will offer their unique experiences and perspectives on undergraduate education as we expand our career preparation resources,” NRF Foundation Executive Director Bill Thorne said. “Their experience, knowledge and expertise come at a pivotal time as we work to further engage people of all backgrounds in our programs and scholarships for successful careers in retail.”

The NRF Foundation board is chaired by Bloomingdale’s Chairman and CEO Tony Spring.

About NRF
The National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, passionately advocates for the people, brands, policies and ideas that help retail thrive. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., NRF empowers the industry that powers the economy. Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, contributing $3.9 trillion to annual GDP and supporting one in four U.S. jobs — 52 million working Americans. For over a century, NRF has been a voice for every retailer and every retail job, educating, inspiring and communicating the powerful impact retail has on local communities and global economies.

About NRF Foundation
The NRF Foundation provides the skills and resources needed for a life-changing career. As NRF's nonprofit 501(c)(3), we connect people to an industry that’s a great place to start and a great place to grow. Together, we help people build better lives and stronger communities.