EMBA Alumnus Named a Top CEO

October 03, 2011

CEO Update has named Matt Shay, Executive MBA class of 2011 alumnus, one of the “Top CEOs in Associations” in 2011. Shay has been CEO of the National Retail Foundation, the world’s largest retail trade association since 2010.

As top executive of the world’s largest retail trade association, Shay also serves as the chief advocate for an industry with more than 1.6 million U.S. companies that employ nearly 25 million workers and generate $2.4 trillion in annual sales. Beyond U.S. borders, Shay represents NRF global membership that includes retailers and industry partners in more than 45 nations.

In nominating Shay for the award, one CEO credited him for “swiftly taking NRF into the ranks of first-tier players in D.C.”

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