The List of People Shaping Retail's Future 2016

Our honorees for The List 2016 do not disappoint! They range in ages from 14-90. They work in a wide variety of retail sectors. Some of them you’ve heard of, and others you’ll wish you had heard of sooner. Meet The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2016.

THE DREAMERS

Rising stars who might be light on experience, but their heart, energy and passion inspire everyone around them.

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MOZIAH BRIDGES
Founder & CEO
Mo’s Bows

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MATTHEW CORRIN
Founder & CEO
Freshii

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DANIELLE DIFERDINANDO
Founder & Creative Director
Danielle Nicole

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ALEXIS RINGWALD
Cofounder & CEO
LearnUp

THE DISRUPTORS

True originals who rock the boat with ideas so crazy they just might work.

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JESSICA HERRIN
CEO & Founder
Stella & Dot Family Brands

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KATRINA LAKE
CEO & Founder
Stitch Fix

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KYLE NEL
Executive Director
Lowe's Innovation Labs
Lowe's Comapnies, Inc.

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GREG PETRO
President & CEO
First Insight

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DEBBIE STERLING
Founder & CEO
GoldieBlox

THE GIVERS

Inspirational change-makers and big-hearted optimists who make retail shine as a force for good.

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TORY BURCH
Chairman & Co-CEO
Tory Burch LLC
Founder
Tory Burch Foundation

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ERIN HARPER
Senior Program Manager,
Local Producer Loan Program
Whole Foods Market

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BEA PEREZ
VP & Chief Sustainability Officer
The Coca-Cola Company

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DOUG RAUCH
Founder & President
Daily Table

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KINDLEY WALSH LAWLOR
Vice President,
Global Sustainability
Gap, Inc.

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LAYSHA WARD
Executive Vice President and
Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer
Target

THE INFLUENCERS

Champions of retail bridge the gap between the industry and the rest of the world. These honorees don't work in retail but they're sure helping it evolve.

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WALTER LOEB
President
Loeb Associates, Inc.

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COURTNEY REAGAN
Retail Reporter
CNBC

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AL SAMBAR
Managing Partner, Retail & Consumer Group
Kurt Salmon

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DANA TELSEY
CEO and Chief Research Officer
Telsey Advisory Group

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THE HONORABLE
MARK WARNER
United States Senator
Virginia

THE POWER PLAYERS

Fearless leaders never shy away from what others may see as insurmountable challenges. These top retail executives have more than just elite status—they have vision, passion and heart.

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MARY DILLON
CEO
Ulta Beauty

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GARY FRIEDMAN
Chairman & CEO
Restoration Hardware

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MICHELLE GASS
Chief Merchandising and Customer Officer
Kohl's

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JAMES RHEE
Executive Chairman & CEO
Ashley Stewart

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STORMY SIMON
President
Overstock.com