Unilever exec Cavaliere joins RILA board

Unilever president of customer development, Joe Cavaliere, is the newest addition to the board of the Retail Industry Leaders Association.

The trade group’s board held its semi-annual meeting earlier this week and elected Cavaliere and re-elected PetSmart president and CEO Bob Moran and IBM’s general manager for the retail industry Karen Lowe.

“We are pleased to welcome Joe Cavaliere to the RILA board,” said RILA president Sandy Kennedy. “RILA benefits tremendously from the strategic insight provided by its highly engaged board of directors. Their perspective on the short- and long-term issues facing the retail industry is critical to our ability to deliver on the industry’s behalf.”

The RILA board is comprised of top executives from 18 of retail, supplier and service provider companies. Target chairman, president and CEO Gregg Steinhafel serves as chairman and Dollar General chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling serves as vice chairman.

Other board members include Greg Wasson, president and CEO of Walgreen; Eric Wiseman, chairman, president and CEO of VF; Robert Niblock, chairman and CEO of Lowe’s; Bill Rhodes, chairman, president and CEO of AutoZone; Frank Blake, chairman and CEO of Home Depot; Lou D’Ambrosio, president and CEO of Sears Holdings; Joe DePinto, president and CEO of 7-Eleven; Alan Hoskins, president and CEO of Energizer Holdings; Sally Jewell, president and CEO of REI; James Myers, CEO of Petco; Steven Preston, EVP of Waste Management; Bill Simon, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., and Mike Ulman, former J.C. Penney chairman and CEO.


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