William P. McNamara
William P. McNamara, Director
William P. McNamara has served as a member of our Board of Directors since September
2014 and currently serves as a member of our Audit Committee and our Compensation Committee.
Mr. McNamara possesses over 30 years of experience in retail with two prominent department
stores, Macy’s/Federated and May Department Stores Company. Mr. McNamara began his career at Filene’s, a division of May Department Stores, rising through the ranks of the merchandising
organization. In 1998, Mr. McNamara was promoted to President of the May Merchandising
Company to lead all brand merchandising and product development. In 2000, he was promoted to
Vice Chairman of May Department Stores Company where he had direct responsibility for all of its
department store divisions. In 2005, upon completion of the merger between Federated and May, he
became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company’s Midwest division. In 2008, Mr.
McNamara became President of Macy’s Reinvent Strategies and served in that capacity through his
retirement in 2009. Mr. McNamara’s long career in retail has given him broad experience in large
retail chain management, including merchandising and product development.