Michelle Gass


As CEO Of Kohl’s, Michelle Gass is responsible for implementing long-term growth, profitability, and inspiring strategic thinking to grow a successful corporation. She has more than 25 years of experience in the retail and consumer goods industries. Michelle joined Kohl’s in 2013 as chief customer officer. She subsequently took on the role of chief merchandising and customer officer before becoming CEO. Michelle is responsible for the creation of Kohl’s long-term strategic framework, the Greatness Agenda, the launch of Kohl’s new loyalty program, and for bringing in new categories, partners, and brands such as Under Armour and Amazon. Prior to Kohl’s, Michelle spent more than sixteen years with Starbucks Corporation holding a variety of leadership roles across marketing, global strategy, and merchandising sectors. Michelle earned her B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and her MBA from the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business.

Year appointed: 2019

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