Myron E. (Mike) Ullman, III
Chief Executive Officer & Director, JCPenney
Myron E. (Mike) Ullman is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of JCPenney. From 1999 until January 2002, he served as Directeur General, Group Managing Director of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest and leading luxury goods manufacturer and retailer based in Paris, France. From 1995 until 1999, Ullman served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DFS Group Limited, the travel retailer, majority owned by LVMH. Ullman served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of R. H. Macy & Co., Inc., from May 1992 to January 1995. Ullman was Group Managing Director of Wharf Holdings, Ltd. in Hong Kong from 1986 until 1989. He served as Executive Vice President of Federated Department Stores division in Dallas from 1982 until 1986.
Ullman started his business career at IBM Corporation in 1969 where he became an International Account Manager. In 1976, he joined the University of Cincinnati as Vice President of Business Affairs. In June of 1981, Ullman was appointed a White House Fellow by President Ronald Reagan. In 1995, he was the recipient of the William Howard Taft Medal as outstanding alumnus of the University of Cincinnati and received an honorary doctorate in June of 2006.
Ullman currently serves as a director of Dallas Federal Reserve Bank and is the lead director of Starbucks Coffee Company. He serves on the Retail Industry Leaders Association Board of Directors. Ullman is Chairman of the Board of Mercy Ships International, a global medical and human services charity and also is on the board of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Ullman is the immediate past chairman of the National Retail Federation and is a director and former chairman of the UCSF Medical Center Executive Board in San Francisco. Ullman has also previously served as a director of Polo Ralph Lauren, Taubman Centers, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Federated Department Stores, and Segway, LLC.