The National Retail Federation (NRF) promoted Adam Lukoskie, executive director of the NRF Foundation, to also serve as senior vice president of the NRF.

“As executive director of the NRF Foundation, Adam has been a true champion for the retail industry and the millions of people it employs. He leads programs that help people land jobs in retail, advance their careers and prepare the next generation of talent,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay offered in a media statement. “Adam will now serve as a member of the NRF leadership team and will continue to play a role in identifying opportunities for NRF to better serve the retail industry.”

Lukoskie joined the NRF Foundation in 2018 and leads all major programs, including the Rise Up training and credentialing program and university initiatives, communications, content, fundraising, and the board of directors. 

The NRF said Lukoski “ensures alignment between the NRF Foundation and the NRF on advocacy priorities, workforce issues and research, and develops strategies, programs, and activities to help the NRF Foundation provide the skills and resources people need for life-changing careers.”

Before the NRF, Lukoskie spent over ten years working for Teach For America. Under his leadership, the NRF Foundation has reportedly tripled engagement in the Rise Up training and credentialing program with “3,500 organizations and 45,000 learners,” and has developed a supply chain credential to meet the current needs of retailers. Lukoski increased programming focused on upskilling employed retail workers and launched the Emerging Leaders Summit and the Bright Futures Scholarship.

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