Champions of Change recognizes leaders employed in general merchandise; health, beauty and wellness; nonfoods; and retail technology solutions sectors in the retailer, wholesaler, supplier, vendor and service provider communities who consistently demonstrated superior results between March 1, 2019, and March 1, 2020, in two categories: Emerging and Legendary Champions.

What defines an Emerging Champion?

Recognizes inspirational retail industry professionals. These industry leaders are making a mark—and a difference—in their stores, companies and communities through demonstrated leadership, results-oriented achievements, peer mentoring and related exceptional contributions to their companies’ overall success.

What defines a Legendary Champion?

Recognizes established, senior-level business leaders. These industry professionals consistently demonstrate outstanding leadership, dynamic vision, inventive strategic direction and innovative solution-building, while providing exemplary inspiration for a new generation of up-and-coming leaders.