Ulta Beauty’s Dillon To Serve As RILA Chairperson

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) said that Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon will serve as the new chairperson of the association’s board of directors, following an election that took place at RILA’s semi-annual board of directors meeting in Palm Beach, Florida.

Dillon, who succeeds former chair Brian Cornell of Target, will serve a two-year term.

“My experience serving on RILA’s board to date has shown me what incredible things our industry can accomplish when we work together on a shared vision for retail. As chair, I’m thrilled to be able to continue working so closely with fellow leaders to build upon our successes and help shape the future of our industry,” said Mary Dillon, chief executive officer, Ulta Beauty.

“We rely heavily on the expertise, guidance, and collaboration of our board of directors throughout the year to identify the top priorities of leading retailers,” said RILA president Brian Dodge. “Under Mary’s leadership, the insights we receive from this remarkable group of retail executives informs all that we do and enables RILA to address the most pressing issues facing the industry.”