Mr. Shay brings a wealth of experience and relationships within the retail, consumer and services sectors, where he has held central leadership positions for more than 20 years. He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Retail Federation (“NRF”), the primary industry group focused on the people, policies, ideas and technologies that are shaping the consumer retail economy. Prior to his role with the NRF, Mr. Shay held the post of President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Franchise Association. Mr. Shay currently serves as Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Association Committee of 100, and is also a member of the Board of Remote Retail (formerly Snap+Style) and Blue Triangle Technologies. Mr. Shay is a graduate of Wittenberg University and The Ohio State University of Law, and received his MBA from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.