Shawn R. Outler ’89 was appointed group vice president of leased businesses and electronics, vendor collaboration, and multicultural business development for retail giant Macy's Inc. in July 2012.
Outler oversees all of Macy’s leased partner businesses, including Sunglass Hut, Louis Vuitton, Finish Line, and LockerRoom by Lids, leveraging category experts to capitalize on white-space opportunities. In addition, she is responsible for driving business priorities for Macy’s top 25 vendors.
A 20-plus-year veteran of the retail industry, Outler is a stalwart in her profession and her current role at Macy’s Inc. capitalizes on her wealth of knowledge and experience. In 2010, she was featured in the February issue of Black Enterprise, as well as the August issue of Upscale Magazine, highlighting her position and career achievements. In 2014, she participated on a panel discussion, entitled “How I Learned to Lead,” which was featured in the April issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.
A native of Queens, New York, Outler a dual Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and transportation and distribution from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management.