Business & Economy Campus News Society & Culture

Terry Leadership Speaker Series to feature Macy’s executive

Athens, Ga. – Timothy M. Adams, the chief private brands officer of Macy’s Inc., will speak Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. in room 101 of the University of Georgia’s Miller Learning Center.

Sponsored by the Institute for Leadership Advancement at the Terry College of Business, the program is free and open to the public as part of the 2011-12 Terry Leadership Speaker Series.

Adams was named Macy’s chief private brands officer in February 2009. He is responsible for overseeing the concepts, designs, marketing and other aspects of Macy’s retail portfolio of private brands, including apparel, accessories and home goods.

From 2005 to 2009, Adams served as chairman and CEO of Macy’s Home Store. Prior to that, he was chairman and CEO of Macy’s Florida in Miami.

Adams began his retail career in 1976 at Macy’s South in Atlanta. He joined Macy’s West in San Francisco in 1989 as a merchandise administrator and held positions of increasing responsibility. He was named president of The Bon Marché in Seattle in March 1998.

A native of Atlanta, Adams is a 1975 graduate of the Terry College of Business with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He and his wife, Jeanette, live in New York City.

Adams is the third executive this academic year to be invited to speak at the Terry Leadership Speaker Series. Former Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin addressed a group on Oct. 7, and Stadion Money Management CEO Tim Chapman was the guest speaker on Nov. 4.

The Institute for Leadership Advancement is a leadership development unit housed in the Terry College of Business. Its programs stress the importance of principled leadership based on core values and emphasize leadership as a collaborative process and not as a position. The institute’s ultimate aim is to create a new class of leaders who are well trained and ready for responsibility, committed to stewardship and pursuers of excellence, characterized by integrity and defined by purpose. For more information about the Terry College of Business, see