Over the last 25 years, Myron E. “Mike” Ullman III has led five major enterprises on three continents, including Wharf Holdings based in Hong Kong; LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton based in Paris; and in the U.S.: R.H. Macy & Co., Inc.; DFS Group Limited (Duty Free Shops); and J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Ullman served as CEO of J.C. Penney until 2011, and returned to this position in 2013. He retired as Chairman and CEO of J.C. Penney in August, 2016.
Mr. Ullman serves as Chairman of the Board of Starbucks Coffee Company and lead director of Taubman Centers and a director of Safe Harbors Marinas. Mr. Ullman was the former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, as well as chairman of the board of Mercy Ships International, a global medical and human services charity. He is also on the board of FIRST, a charity that sponsors robotics competitions designed to motivate youth to pursue education and careers in science and technology.
Mr. Ullman graduated from the University of Cincinnati and was selected for the prestigious White House Fellowship in 1982.