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OfficeMax Exec Barr Joins Board

Today, OfficeMax Inc. announced that has elected Jim Barr, executive vp and chief digital officer, to its board of directors, where he will serve a two-year term, the retailer announced. is a division of the National Retail Federation that does research and sponsors events on Internet-based shopping. sponsors exclusive networking groups and committees lead a global conversation surrounding innovative e-commerce trends and digital retail, OfficeMax pointed out.

“It’s an honor to join the board and help to play a role in advancing the organization’s strategic mission, including helping to address the challenges and opportunities most pressing to us within the digital retail industry,” said Barr, in comments on the announcement. “As advances in technology allow consumers and businesses to shop in new ways, we also have the opportunity to reach our customers in new ways to engage them and build deeper brand loyalty. plays a crucial role in fostering the insights and dialogue needed to position online and omni-channel retailing to succeed.”

Vicki Cantrell, NRF senior vp and executive director of, added, “We are pleased to welcome Jim Barr to the board. Jim brings a high level of global e-commerce and omni-channel expertise to our already stellar list of digital leaders. We’re confident that he will bring insight to help advance the issues that online retailers face during this crucial time when consumers increasingly expect channels and business units to work together to create a seamless shopping experience across multiple platforms and touch points.”