2019 UA Executive of the Year Luncheon Honoring Terry J. Lundgren '75

Event Date

Friday, March 29, 2019 -
11:30am to 1:30pm


Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa
3800 E. Sunrise Dr.
Tucson, AZ

Terry J. Lundgren 
Terry J. Lundgren

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The University of Arizona Executive of the Year

Established in 1983 by the Eller College of Management National Board of Advisors, the Executive of the Year Award honors individuals who exemplify executive qualities in private enterprise and public service.

Previous Award Recipients

Scott Cook
Founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Intuit

Cathy Engelbert
Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte

Frederick W. Smith
Chairman, CEO, and Founder, FedEx

Sam Fox
CEO and Founder, Fox Restaurant Concepts
Janet Napolitano
President, University of California
Former Secretary of Homeland Security

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The University of Arizona Executive of the Year

Terry J. Lundgren '75
Former Chairman and CEO

The UA Executive of the Year Luncheon will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 for our annual Executive of the Year Luncheon, honoring Terry J. Lundgren '75, former chairman and CEO of Macy's.


Event Details

Friday, March 29
11:30 a.m. | Check-in
Noon-1:30 p.m. | Luncheon

Please note our new location this year:

Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa
3800 E. Sunrise Dr.
Tucson, Arizona 
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$85 per person or $850 for a table of 10

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$40 of the ticket price is tax-deductible.

Full refunds will be made if a cancellation is received in writing by March 22, 2019. No-shows will be charged the full amount.


About Terry J. Lundgren, Former Chairman and CEO, Macy's

Terry Lundgren served for 14 years as CEO of Macy’s, operator of Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury and one of the largest retail ecommerce businesses in America. He retired from Macy’s in January 2018 after serving for 10 months as the company’s executive chairman. Prior to becoming CEO of the company in February 2003 and chairman and CEO in January 2004, Lundgren was president and chief merchandising officer since May 1997. (The company’s name changed to Macy’s from Federated Department Stores in 2007.) 

As CEO, Lundgren led Federated’s acquisition of The May Department Stores Company in August 2005, nearly doubling the size of the company. One year later, he changed the name of more than 400 regional department stores across the country to the Macy’s name, creating a nationwide brand and the largest fashion retail company in America. In fiscal 2016, the final years of Lundgren’s tenure as CEO, Macy’s sales approached $26 billion, with approximately 140,000 employees. In 2015, he was named one of the top 30 CEOs in the world by Barron's.

Prior to joining Federated, Lundgren was chairman and CEO of Neiman Marcus. He serves on the boards of The Procter & Gamble Company, Carnegie Hall and The Economic Club of New York. He is a former board member of Kraft Foods, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and has participated in numerous charitable and civic efforts and has received numerous awards and recognitions for his leadership in the fashion retail industries as well as for his civic and charitable contributions. He has served as co-chairman of the Partnership for New York City and the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable and chairman of the National Retail Federation (twice), National Minority Supplier Development Council and the American Society of Corporate Executives. 

A Long Beach, California native, Lundgren graduated from the University of Arizona in 1975 and is an active supporter of The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at The University of Arizona.