Lowe’s Ellison tapped for NRF show

A busy lineup of presenters also includes a trio of Home Depot execs.

Marvin Ellison, Lowe's CEO

One of the headliners of the upcoming National Retail Federation event – “Retail’s Big Show” – will be Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison.

Ellison will participate in what the NRF describes as a fireside chat on Jan. 14.

The NRF describes the session as one that will “discuss how the home improvement retailer has sharpened the organization’s focus on operational excellence and delivered a safe and exceptional experience for customers and associates alike during an unprecedented year.”

NRF President and CEO, Matthew Shay will moderate.

“The conversation will also look at some of the retailer’s newer strategies, such as 'Making it with Lowe's' and small business grant programs for diverse entrepreneurs, among other initiatives,” according to the NRF web site.

The long list of NRF show speakers includes three Home Depot executives: Fahim Siddiqui, SVP IT; Ron Jarvis, chief sustainability officer; and Scott Smith, VP of compensation, benefits and HR operations.

Other speaker of note include John Hartmann, EVP and COO of Bed Bath& Beyond and former True Value Corp. CEO; Janey Whiteside, chief customer officer at Walmart and Condoleezza Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State.

The 2020 show was held in person, face to face. The 2021 Big Show will be virtual.