CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 2018--
Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) today announced the appointment of David Abney,
chairman and chief executive officer of United Parcel Service, Inc., to
its board of directors, effective October 25, 2018.
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Abney has held the roles of chairman and chief executive officer of UPS,
Inc. since 2016 and 2014, respectively. He previously served as chief
operating officer since 2007, overseeing logistics, sustainability and
engineering across the UPS transportation network.
“David is a strong leader who understands what we need to win in this
dynamic, competitive retail environment. We are excited to have him join
our board and look forward to his contributions,” said Jeff Gennette,
chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc.
“David’s track record and expertise complement the skills and background
of our current directors, and we know he will be a strong
addition,” said Marna Whittington, Macy’s, Inc. lead independent
“Macy’s, Inc., is a historic company and one of America’s most iconic
brands. I look forward to serving on the board as the company navigates
this exciting period of transition and growth,” added Abney.
With the addition of Abney, the Macy’s, Inc. board of directors will
comprise 11 members. Abney will serve on the Compensation and Management
About David Abney
David Abney, 62 is currently chairman and chief executive officer of
United Parcel Service, Inc., a multinational package delivery and supply
chain management company, roles he has held since 2016 and 2014,
respectively. Previously, he served as chief operating officer since
2007, with responsibility for logistics, sustainability and engineering
across all facets of the UPS transportation network, which serves more
than 220 countries and territories and includes a ground fleet of more
than 96,000 vehicles and an air fleet of more than 500 aircrafts. Prior
to serving as chief operating officer, Abney was president of UPS
International. Earlier in his career, he served as President of
SonicAir, a same-day delivery service. Abney serves on the board of
Catalyst, an organization working to accelerate and advance women,
including women of color, into senior leadership and board positions,
and was elected as the 2019 Chairman of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of
Commerce. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from
Delta State University.
About Macy’s, Inc.
Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers. With fiscal 2017
sales of $24.837 billion and approximately 130,000 employees, the
company operates approximately 690 department stores under the
nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and more than 170 specialty stores
that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage
and STORY. Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 44 states, the District of
Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com,
Bloomingdale’s stores in Dubai and Kuwait are operated by Al Tayer Group
LLC under license agreements. Macy’s, Inc. has corporate offices in
Cincinnati, Ohio, and New York, New York.
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