Mr. McNamara joined our Board of Directors in 2014 and currently serves on our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. McNamara has over 30 years of retail experience with two prominent department stores, Macy’s/Federated and The May Department Stores Company. Mr. McNamara began his career at Filene’s, a division of May Department Stores, rising through the ranks of the merchandising organization. In 1998, Mr. McNamara was promoted to President of The May Merchandising Company to lead all brand merchandising and product development. In 2000, he was promoted to Vice Chairman of May Department Stores Company where he had direct responsibility for all of its department store divisions. In 2005, upon completion of the merger between Federated and May, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Midwest division of Macy’s, Inc. In 2008, Mr. McNamara became President of Macy’s Reinvent Strategies and served in that capacity until his retirement in 2009. Mr. McNamara brings to the Board over 30 years of experience in retail chain management, equipping him with deep insights into consumer behavior, brand building and operational matters. His expertise encompasses merchandising, product development, retail store operations, distributions, and brand innovation.
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