Terry J. Lundgren is the Executive chairman of Macy’s, Inc., which includes Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Blue Mercury and one of the largest on-line retail businesses in America. Prior to becoming executive chairman, Lundgren was CEO of the company beginning in February 2003 and chairman and CEO starting in January, 2004, after having served as president and chief merchandising officer since May 1997. As chief executive officer, Lundgren led Federated’s acquisition of The May Department Stores Company in August 2005, nearly doubling the size of the company. One year later, he changed the name of more than 400 regional department stores across the country to the Macy’s name, creating the largest Fashion Retail Company in the nation. With fiscal 2016 sales approaching $26 billion and approximately 140,000 employees, the company operates more than 700 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and approximately 125 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy’s Backstage. Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com. Lundgren currently serves on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, The Procter & Gamble Company, Carnegie Hall and the National Retail Federation (NRF). He is a former board member of Kraft Foods Inc. and has participated in numerous charitable and civic efforts. He has served as co-chairman of the Partnership for New York City, and chairman of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, NRF and the American Society of Corporate Executives. Lundgren currently serves as chairman of the Economic Club of New York and co-chair of the American Heart Association – CEO Roundtable. Lundgren is a graduate of The University of Arizona, and an active supporter of The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at The University of Arizona, and in 2000 he was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Laws degree. He was also awarded the honorary Doctor of Commercial Sciences degree from Suffolk University in 2001. In 2014 he was the recipient of the Deming Cup by Columbia Business School for distinction in leading continuous improvement. Areas of interest: economics, leadership, fashion, art.