Two new executives join RILA board

WASHINGTON — The Retail Industry Leaders Association announced that Louis D'Ambrosio, president and CEO of Sears Holdings and Joseph DePinto, president and CEO of 7-Eleven, have been named to its board of directors.

“We are honored to welcome Joe and Lou to the RILA Board. They join a highly engaged group of chief executives who provide RILA with invaluable strategic leadership and knowledge to help RILA deliver on behalf of the retail industry," said RILA president Sandy Kennedy. “Their experience and industry know-how will add to what is already a stellar Board.”

D'Ambrosio has served as Sears Holdings CEO and president since February. He served as the president and CEOof Avaya Inc. from July 2006 to June 2008. He also served as a director of Avaya from November 2006 to June 2008.

DePinto leads the premier company in convenience retailing. 7-Eleven, Inc. is the operator, franchisor and licensor of more than 38,400 stores worldwide, of which some 8,200 stores are in North America. Before being appointed chief executive of 7-Eleven in 2005, DePinto was president of GameStop. He also has held executive positions at PepsiCo, Inc. and Thornton Oil.

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