Ed Stack, government chairman of Dick’s Sporting Items, will obtain The Visionary award from the Nationwide Retail Federation at its annual conference in New York Metropolis in January.
Stack, who served as chairman and chief government officer of the sporting items retailer from 1984 to 2021, will obtain the award through the ninth annual NRF Basis Honors occasion on Jan. 14. He’s being celebrated for rising the enterprise based by his father from two shops in upstate New York to the nation’s largest omnichannel sporting items retailer. Dick’s has greater than 850 shops and in addition owns Golf Galaxy and Moosejaw.
Stack stepped into the position of government chairman in 2021, with Lauren Hobart taking up as president and CEO.
“Beginning his retail profession at a younger age, Ed Stack has led Dick’s Sporting Items by means of a long time of outstanding progress with super enterprise acumen and ingenuity,” stated Matthew Shay, NRF’s president and CEO. “His story demonstrates how retail is unmatched in alternative. All through his tenure, Ed has stood by his convictions and dedication to creating a distinction, and NRF is honored to acknowledge him with The Visionary award.”
“I’ve spent my life in retail, and I’m honored and humbled to be acknowledged as The Visionary by the Nationwide Retail Federation,” Stack stated. “This recognition is on behalf of the greater than 50,000 associates with Dick’s Sporting Items who’ve helped construct the corporate during the last 75 years.”
Previous recipients of The Visionary award embrace Lowe’s chairman and CEO Marvin Ellison; Goal Corp. board chairman and CEO Brian Cornell; former Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass; Nike chairman, president and CEO Mark Parker; Walmart president and CEO Doug McMillon; and Levi Strauss & Co. president and CEO Chip Bergh.
Stack can even take part in a hearth chat with Shay on Jan. 14 through the NRF’s conference: Retail’s Massive Present.