WASHINGTON-The National Retail Federation has appointed Tom Litchford vice president of retail technologies.
Litchford will assume his new post on July 2. He will manage NRF’s Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) and the CIO Council, along with developing and enhancing strategic programs, activities and relationships with retail and technology communities domestically and internationally. He will report to Vicki Cantrell, senior vice president of NRF’s Communities and executive director of Shop.org.
As head of ARTS, Litchford will succeed Richard Mader, who will retire next month and assume the post of ARTS director emeritus.
Prior to being named to his new position, Litchford held a number of roles with Microsoft, including, most recently, industry director for retail and hospitality for the software giant’s enterprise partner and industry solutions group. His career also includes servicing as director of business impact modeling for NCR’s retail solutions group.