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RILA elects new members for board of directors


NAPLES, Fla. — The Retail Industry Leaders Association has appointed new members to its board of directors, including a new board chairman.

RILA said Target chairman, president and CEO Gregg Steinhafel was appointed RILA chairman of the board. Steinhafel, who previously served as vice chairman, succeeds Bill Rhodes, who currently serves as chairman, president and CEO of AutoZone.

New members also include Dollar General chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling, who will serve as vice chairman; Walgreens president and CEO Greg Wasson, who will serve as second vice chairman; VF Corp. chairman, president and CEO Eric Wiseman, who will serve as treasurer; Lowe's chairman and CEO Robert Niblock, who will serve as secretary; and Rhodes.

In related news, Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and Alan Hoskins, Energizer president and CEO were elected to the board for a two-year term.

"RILA benefits tremendously from its highly engaged and strategic board of directors. Their valuable insight into the short- and long-term issues facing the retail industry is critical to our ability to deliver on the industry's behalf," RILA president Sandy Kennedy said.

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