October 25, 2016 11:23 PM ET


Company Overview of National Retail Federation Inc.

Company Overview

National Retail Federation Inc. is a trade association that caters to the needs of the retail industry. Its clientele base encompasses several channels of distribution including department, specialty, discount, catalog, Internet, and independent stores as well as trading partners of retail goods and services. The association operates through 5 divisions that include Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR), Retail Advertising and Marketing Association (RAMA), Shop.org, and International Retail Federation (IRF). National Retail also provides publications and reports about the retail industry as well as organizes seminars and conventions ...

1101 New York Avenue, NW

Suite 1200

Washington, DC 20005

United States

Founded in 1911





Key Executives for National Retail Federation Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Senior Vice President of Government Relations
Member of Loss Prevention Advisory Council
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

National Retail Federation Inc. Key Developments

National Retail Federation Appoints Serafin Smith as Senior Director of Media Relations

National Retail Federation announced that Serafin Smith is added to its communications team. Smith joins NRF as senior director of media relations and will be responsible for media relations on topics including retail sales and trends, consumer issues, NRF conferences and promotion of the industry. She comes to NRF from 1-800-Flowers.com, where she worked in media relations for brands under the Great Foods division, and previously worked in communications for Anheuser-Busch.

National Retail Federation Promotes Marzetti to Head Member Development, Partnerships

The National Retail Federation announced the promotion of Lisa Marzetti to the newly created position of senior vice president of member development and partnerships. In the position, Marzetti will be responsible for membership recruitment and retention as well as business development for NRF. She will oversee all outreach with current and potential members, and will manage NRF's Associate Member Council and the Forum for International Retail Association Executives. Marzetti joined the federation in 2000 as manager of sponsorships and was repeatedly promoted, serving most recently as vice president of strategic partnerships. Prior to joining NRF, she served in various roles with other organizations including the Consumer Technology Association and American Trucking Association.

National Retail Federation Announces Board Appointments

The National Retail Federation announced addition of five retail company executives and a state retail association president to its Board of Directors. The new board members, who were elected at NRFs Retails BIG Show annual convention in New York, include: B.J.s Wholesale Club President, CEO and Director Christopher Baldwin, J.C. Penney CEO Marvin Ellison, Disney Consumer Products Executive Vice President of Disney Retail Paul Gainer, Kentucky Retail Federation President Tod Griffin, Saks Fifth Avenue President Marc Metrick, STORY Founder Rachel Shectman.

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