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NRF Retail Converge to Feature Former Senior Advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett

The NRF’s first virtual event features Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, who will headline the event’s opening keynote session.

4/27/2021
portrait of Valerie Jarrett
Former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett headlines the NRF's opening keynote session.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- NRF Retail Converge is NRF’s first virtual event that combines many retail verticals into one conference. Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Barack Obama will headline the event’s opening keynote session in a fireside chat with NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. Jarrett will discuss trade impacts, key economic levers and monetary policy under the new Biden Administration, and how these themes extend to the global stage.

WHO:
Keynote Speaker: Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Barack Obama Moderator: Matthew Shay, president and CEO of NRF

Other retail industry leaders scheduled to appear at the conference include Neela Montgomery, president of CVS Pharmacy; Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack; Carol B. Tomé, CEO of UPS; Mark Tritton, president and CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond.

WHEN:
Monday, June 21, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. EST

FOR MORE:
Learn more at nrfconverge.nrf.com

About NRF

The National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, passionately advocates for the people, brands, policies and ideas that help retail thrive. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., NRF empowers the industry that powers the economy. Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, contributing $3.9 trillion to annual GDP and supporting one in four U.S. jobs -- 52 million working Americans. For over a century, NRF has been a voice for every retailer and every retail job, educating, inspiring and communicating the powerful impact retail has on local communities and global economies.
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