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J.C. Penney Names Next President and Chief Executive

J.C. Penney recently named Marvin Ellison, a Home Depot executive, as the next president and chief executive, according to an article by the New York Times. Currently, Ellison is executive vice president for stores at Home Depot, and will join J.C. Penney on Nov. 1.

The New York Times article explains that Ellison’s background “suggests he will start with the fundamentals.” It also adds, before his 12-year tenure at Home Depot, he served for 15 years in various positions at Target.

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About Renee Changnon

Renee Changnon is the retail outreach coordinator for NRHA. She meets with retailers in their stores and at industry events and introduces them to the services NRHA provides. Renee previously worked as a member of the NRHA communications team. She earned a degree in visual journalism from Illinois State University, where she served as the features editor for the school newspaper. After college, she implemented marketing and promotions initiatives at Jimmy John’s franchise locations across the country. She enjoys exploring books with her book club, Netflix marathons and hosting goat yoga at her apartment complex. Renee Changnon 317-275-9442 rchangnon@nrha.org

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