ICSC Names Container Store’s Richardson Chairman

The International Council of Shopping Centers has named Valerie Richardson, Container Store’s vp/real estate, as its chairman for the 2018-2019 term.

Richardson is the fifth woman to serve as ICSC chairman. She is the organization’s first chairman to come to the post from an active retail company. Before joining Container Store, Richardson was svp/real estate and development at Ann Taylor.

ICSC also named Daniel Hurwitz, founder and CEO of Raider Hill Advisors, vice chairman.

“The value and service ICSC delivers to its retailer members is the reason I have been involved with the organization for 35 years,” said Richardson. “I look forward to working with ICSC leadership to bring all of what ICSC has to offer to my peers, as well as to those just now entering this dynamic industry. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as chairman of ICSC at such an innovative and transformative time in retail and retail real estate.”