President, National Retail Federation (NRF)
Matthew Shay is president and CEO of the National Retail Federation (NRF). Shay serves as chief advocate and spokesman for the United States’ largest private-sector industry employer, responsible for creating one in four U.S. jobs — 42 million working Americans — and generating $2.6 trillion in annual GDP. NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Working with retail and associate partners, the NRF facilitates conferences, research, networking and education opportunities to advance efforts that integrate sustainability practices and corporate social responsibility goals into daily business operations.