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Lindner Alum Receives Prestigious National Award

Monday, December 19, 2016 6:28 PM
National Retail Federation presents highest Gold Medal honor to J.C. Penney Executive.
Myron "Mike" Ullman

National awards keep stacking up for Myron “Mike” Ullman III. Ullman, Bus ’69, Hon Doc ’06, recently earned the National Retail Federation’s Gold Medal Award for his role as “a highly accomplished retail industry leader, who has driven the growth, development and transformation of world-class companies.” He received the group’s highest award at their January conference in New York City.

In 2014, Ullman received two national leadership awards—the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship and the John W. Gardner Legacy of Leadership Award – for his lifetime of work, including leading world-class retailers JC Penney, Macy’s, LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton, Duty Free Shops (DFS Group) and Wharf Holdings.

Ullman currently serves as Executive Chairman of J.C. Penney, where he  served as CEO, from 2004 to 2011 and re-assumed at the request of the Board of Directors in 2013.

While serving as CEO of J.C. Penney, Ullman led a turnaround of the business, which had experienced a meaningful decline in performance, including stabilizing its financial base and operations across more than 1,000 stores and dramatically improving performance.