Marvin Ellison

by LP Green, II
Marvin Ellison
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Marvin Ellison is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JCPenney. Ellison has nearly 30 years of experience in the retail industry, spending the last 12 years at Home Depot.


In his most recent position, Ellison led nearly 2,000 retail locations as Executive Vice President of U.S. stores.


Prior to that, Ellison was President of Home Depot’s northern division, a role in which he led the sales and operations of more than 700 stores in 21 states and led a team of more than 150,000 associates.


Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Global Logistics, with oversight of all domestic distribution, transportation, store and appliance delivery, import distribution and international logistics.


Ellison is actively involved in philanthropic efforts, including inner-city school renovations, as well as mentoring programs aimed at developing inner-city youth. Ellison holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the University of Memphis and an MBA from Emory University.

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