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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- 7-Eleven Inc. President and CEO Joe DePinto was reelected to the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) board of directors yesterday during the organization's annual meeting here.
This marks DePinto's second, two-year term. He was first elected to the RILA board of directors in 2011.
He rejoins three other current members: Francis Blake, chairman and CEO of The Home Depot Inc.; James Myers, CEO of PETCO Animal Supplies Inc.; and Myron Ullman, CEO of J.C. Penney Co. Inc.
Newly elected to the board is Ron Boire, president of Sears and Kmart, as well as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for parent company Sears Holding Corp.
"We are pleased to welcome Ron Boire to the board. His insight into the issues retailers face every day will bring added wisdom and foresight to this already stellar group," said RILA President Sandy Kennedy. "The contributions of this highly engaged group of retail executives sets RILA apart and allows us continue to deliver big wins for our members."
The RILA board of directors is comprised of chief executives from many of America’s largest retail companies. The board meets in person twice a year to discuss the most important issues facing the retail industry.
The other members of the RILA board of directors are:
- Gregg Steinhafel, Target Corp.
- Richard Dreiling, Dollar General Corp.
- Gregory Wasson, Walgreen Co.
- Eric Wiseman, VF Corp.
- Robert Niblock, Lowe's Cos. Inc.
- William Rhodes, AutoZone Inc.
- Alan Hoskins, Energizer Holdings Inc.
- Hubert Joly, Best Buy Co. Inc.
- Karen Lowe, IBM Corp.
- Madison Riley, North American Retail & Consumer Product Group, Kurt Salmon
- Walter Robb, Whole Foods Market Inc.
- William Simon, Walmart U.S., Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
- David Steiner, Waste Management Inc.
- Todd Tillemans, Unilever NV
- Glen Walter, The Coca-Cola Co.
- Sandy Kennedy, Retail Industry Leaders Association
RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.