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HSNi's Mindy Grossman to chair NRF

HSNi CEO Mindy Grossman has been elected chairman of the National Retail Federation's Board of Directors, succeeding Kip Tindell, co-founder and chairman of The Container Store. Grossman, who will serve a two-year-term, was elected as the board held its annual winter meeting Sunday in New York during the NRF BIG Show.

Mindy GrossmanKip Tindell and Mindy Grossman

In addition, seven new members were elected to the board, and Neiman Marcus Group President and CEO Karen Katz was named chair of the NRF Foundation. Katz will succeed Grossman as vice chair of the NRF board in addition to chairing the Foundation.

New board members include: North Carolina Retail Merchants Association President and CEO Andy Ellen, eBags Co-Founder and Executive Vice President Peter Cobb, Westfield Retail Solutions President Don Kingsborough, Google Inc. Vice President of U.S. Sales John McAteer, IBM Vice President and General Manager-Global Consumer Industry Steve McLaughlin, Ashley Stewart Inc. Executive Chairman and CEO James Rhee, and Deloitte Consulting LLP Vice Chairman-U.S. Retail and Distribution Leader Rodney Sides.

Susan DickensonSusan Dickenson | Editor in Chief

Susan Dickenson is the editor in chief of Home Accents Today, where she has spent more than a decade covering trending topics, best practices and news items pertaining to the manufacturing, retail and interior design segments of the home furnishings industry. A graduate of UNC, Dickenson spent 15 years in the Washington, D.C., area, writing and researching in both the public and private sector. After relocating to her native North Carolina in 2003, she freelanced as a writer of general interest, business, garden and home items for local and national publications before joining Home Accents Today in 2006 as retail editor.

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