HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY CEO, GERALD STORCH, TO BE HONORED AS “FATHER OF THE YEAR”
The National Father’s Day Council will honor Gerald (Jerry) Storch, CEO of Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), as a 2016 “Father of the Year.” The awards will be presented at a luncheon commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Father of the Year Awards at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Tuesday, June 14, with proceeds benefiting Save the Children’s U.S. programs.
Storch is a highly-accomplished retail executive with a proven track record of growing retailers through digital and traditional channels throughout a career spanning 30 years in retail management and consulting. At HBC, Storch oversees the company’s retail banners; comprised of Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, Hudson’s Bay, Home Outfitters, Saks OFF 5TH, Gilt Groupe, Find @ Lord & Taylor, GALERIA Kaufhof, Sportarena and Galeria INNO. He also provides leadership for HBC Digital in advancing the company’s all-channel capabilities.
Before joining HBC, Storch served as Chairman and CEO, Toys”R”Us, Inc., where he transformed the company into a $13 billion global retailer, including growing its e-Commerce business to over $1 billion. Prior to his tenure at Toys”R”Us, he served as Vice Chairman of Target where he launched and oversaw the growth of Target.com, and founded and ran Target’s grocery business, as well as the company’s financial services and credit card business.
“This marks a significant year for the Council as we celebrate our 75th Anniversary honoring some of the country’s most well-respected and exemplary fathers,” said Dan Orwig, chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee and group president of Men’s Division for Itochu Prominent USA. “On such a landmark occasion, we are thrilled to recognize Mr. Storch – a revered and incredibly accomplished retail leader among his peers, who stands out as an exceptional role model to fathers everywhere.”
Throughout its long history, the National Father’s Day Council has celebrated national leaders whose lives are dedicated to family, citizenship, charity, civility, responsibility and reverence. Over the course of 75 years, the “Father of the Year Awards” has recognized some of the most notable men in our nation’s history including, Presidents John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton, Frank Sinatra, Babe Ruth, Terry Lundgren, General Douglas MacArthur, Jackie Robinson, among others. The Council has always strived to support worthwhile concerns, while enhancing the meaning of Father’s Day and encouraging universal observance.
As part of its commitment to support meaningful philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and children, the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc. has donated more than $30 million to date to meaningful charities nationwide.
For tickets and sponsorship, please contact the Council office at 212-594-5977 or www.fathersdaycouncil.org.