Marvin R. Ellison

by Edward Cates
Marvin R. Ellison
President & Chief Executive Officer
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Marvin R. Ellison has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lowe’s Companies, Inc., since July 2018, when he also joined Lowe’s Board of Directors.

Marvin has more than 30 years of leadership and operational experience in the retail industry. He most recently served as Chairman and CEO of J.C. Penney Co., where he implemented a turnaround strategy that improved the company’s balance sheet, increased store productivity, optimized operations and grew key categories.

Marvin spent 12 years in senior-level operations roles with Home Depot Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President of U.S. Stores from 2008 to 2014. Prior to joining Home Depot, Marvin spent 15 years at Target Corp.

Marvin earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Memphis and an MBA from Emory University. He also serves on the Board of Directors for FedEx Corporation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association, and he is on the Board of Trustees for The University of Memphis.

Marvin’s professional and civic leadership has earned him many accolades; most notable are “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council in 2017 and Fortune’s “World’s Greatest Leaders” in 2016.

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