Fireside Chat with Hal Lawton, President, Macy's Inc.
Hal Lawton was named president of Macy’s in September 2017. As president, Lawton is responsible for all aspects of the Macy’s brand, including merchandising, marketing, stores, operations, technology, and consumer insights and analytics. Previously, Lawton was senior vice president, eBay North America, since April 2015. In that role, Lawton oversaw all aspects of eBay’s Americas business unit, including marketing, merchandising, operations, business selling, consumer selling, and advertising, as well as global responsibility for shipping, payments, risk, and trust. Prior to joining eBay, Lawton spent 10 years in various leadership roles at Home Depot, where he most recently was senior vice president for merchandising. Lawton was responsible for accelerating the growth of Home Depot’s Internet business and building it to nearly $2 billion. Prior to that, Lawton was an associate principal at McKinsey & Co., providing strategic advice to executive teams in consumer packaged goods and manufacturing industries.
Lawton serves on the board of Sealed Air Corporation. He also serves on the corporate advisory board for The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and is a member of the CEO Roundtable for the American Heart Association. He holds an MBA from the University of Virginia and dual bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering, and Pulp and Paper Technology from North Carolina State University.
Jill Standish is the Senior Managing Director for Accenture’s Global Retail Consulting Practice. In this role, she is responsible for the overall vision, thought leadership, and strategy. Key elements of the role include defining the portfolio of clients, offerings, and strategic alliances with software providers, as well as the makeup of the talent in order to serve the retail industry globally.
Jill has over 20 years of experience with previous leadership positions in sales, marketing and consulting in retail. Prior to joining Accenture, she was Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Retail Business Unit at Oracle, responsible for the full P&L and go-to-market for the retail
portfolio of solutions. Before that, Jill spent much of her career at IBM in various leadership positions. She was the Vice President and Global Leader for IBM’s Global Business Services retail consulting practice, responsible for the vision, strategy and financial growth of the retail business and also held the role of Vice President, Retail Store Solutions.
In 2017, Jill was named by Retail Leader as one of the industries “Women to Watch in Retail”. She was honored by Women’s Wear Daily as being among the 2017 Women Leaders in Business. She was also named by Consulting Magazine as one of their Top 25 Consultants for her vision and strategy in the retail industry. Jill has been quoted and regularly publishes thought leadership in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chain Store Age, and Stores Magazine.
Jill serves on the Board of Directors for the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) as well as the Advisory Board for CFDA’s Retail Lab in New York City. She holds a BBA in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts, graduating Suma Cum Laude.
Allan is a strategic advisor to numerous owners and CEOs of fashion and consumer products companies and has successfully closed hundreds of M&A transactions and corporate restructuring assignments. Prior to establishing MMG, Allan was President and CEO of Basco All American Sportswear; President of multiple divisions of Biderman Industries; a Founder and Partner in Alan Flusser Inc.; and a Corporate Vice President and Assistant to the Chairman of Intercontinental Apparel, a forerunner and leader in the men’s designer apparel business.
Allan is a member of the AAFA Board of Directors, the former President of the Designer’s Collective and a former Executive Committee member of both the Men’s Fashion Association and the Fashion Roundtable. He has taught courses and lectured at fashion universities and has written numerous articles regarding the state of the apparel industry. Allan is the Founder and has served as the Chairman of Fashion Delivers until it was merged to form K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, now known as Delivering Good where he serves as the current Chairman. This charity has distributed over $1.8 billion of donated products to serve the poor and disadvantaged worldwide.
This event starts on October 29th at 6:00 PM.
YJP is proud to present an incredible evening of insights and discussion with Hal Lawton, President of Macy's Inc.
Attendees will have the opportunity to dine with Mr. Lawton, join in a candid fireside discussion and Q&A session, and mingle with other rising stars in the fashion, retail, and merchandising spaces over cocktails and gourmet bites.
Doors open at 6:00 pm, dinner and program will commence at 7:00 pm sharp.
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