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Home Depot exec joins a list of leaders

Ann-Marie Campbell is helping to shape retail’s future, says the National Retail Federation.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Ann-Marie Campbell began her career at The Home Depot as a cashier. Today, the National Retail Federation announced that Campbell, Home Depot’s executive VP of U.S. Stores, joined The List of People Shaping Retails Future 2020.

“Our industry has the power to spark impressive change and build dynamic careers, and the honorees on The List embody the passion and diversity in retail today,” NRF Foundation President Ellen Davis said. “This year’s honorees are true champions of retail. They are leading the way to create more opportunities in their businesses and communities that inspire innovation and support the future of the industry.”

On Jan. 12, the NRF will honor Campbell and four other industry leaders at the NFR Foundation Honors during NRF 2020 Vision: Retail’s Big Show in New York. The event will award scholarships to students interested in the retail industry.

Campbell began her career as an employee of a South Florida store. Today she leads the company’s three U.S. operating divisions.

Not only is she a 30-year company veteran with responsibility for some 2,000 stores, she is also an active Team Depot volunteer, working side by side with other associates as they give back to local communities. She is also a champion of The Homer Fund, an internal charity that financially supports associates facing unexpected personal tragedies. [Read more from Campbell’s bio here.]

Also joining the NRF list are:

  • Manny Chirico, chairman and CEO, PVH Corp.;
  • Kerry Cooper, president and COO, Rothy’s;
  • Philip Krim, co-founder and CEO, Casper; and
  • James Reinhart, co-founder and CEO, thredUP.

Proceeds from the Honors benefit the NRF Foundation, NRF’s nonprofit arm, which is committed to demonstrating retail as an industry of opportunity and creating programs that train individuals and help them find jobs in retail. The Honors is expected to raise over $3.5 million for initiatives including educational programs, student scholarships and RISE Up.

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