Container Store exec named to chair ICSC

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Container Store exec named to chair ICSC

By Al Urbanski - 06/01/2018
Valerie Richardson, who helped advance Containers Store’s nationwide presence in her 17 years with the company, has been named chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers for the 2018-2019 term.

Richardson is the fifth woman to serve in the post and the first to come to it from an active retailing company. Earlier in her career, she administered the store expansion strategy for Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft and served as VP of real estate and development for the superstore division of Barnes & Noble.

Richardson was a featured speaker at Chain Store Age’s 2018 SPECS Show, which was held in March, in Dallas. She joined other female retail executives in a presentation that focused on the challenges and opportunities facing women in the retail workplace.

“The value and service ICSC delivers to its retailer members is the reason I have been involved with the organization for 35 years,” Richardson said upon assuming the chairmanship.

Daniel B. Hurwitz, founder and CEO of Raider Hill Advisors, was named vice chairman by ICSC.

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