Meet the team.
Part of our work at ICSC is to hone and uphold high professional standards for retail and real estate industry professionals. We’re committed to doing the same in our work for you.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Appointed President and CEO in September 2015, Tom McGee oversees strategic leadership and operations at ICSC. Prior to joining ICSC, he served as Vice Chairman of Deloitte, the world’s largest professional services organization, where he garnered 26 years of experience in managing an organization with diverse constituencies around the globe.
Chief Operating Officer
Valerie Richardson, CRX, CLS, has over 35 years of experience in retail real estate, working for brands such as Trammell Crow Company, Ann Taylor, Barnes & Noble and most recently, The Container Store, where she has led the real estate team for 19 years. An active industry participant and advocate, Ms. Richardson was elected Chairman of ICSC for the 2018-2019 term, after having served on the Board of Trustees since 2004. She was the first ICSC Chairman to come to the post from an active retail company.
CIO & Senior Vice President, Business Transformation
As the CIO, Bonnie oversees Technology and Business Transformation efforts at ICSC. She is responsible for defining and implementing technology and business strategies to ensure that internal teams, processes and systems are aligned to deliver on ICSC’s goals. Prior to joining ICSC, Bonnie spent over a decade at Barclays in the Investment Banking Division where she led several major transformation implementations in her role as Head of Business Planning & Technology.
Executive Vice President, Global & Corporate Development
Malachy Kavanagh joined ICSC in 1996 and served in several key roles at the organization before being appointed EVP of Global & Corporate Development in 2018. He provides leadership for ICSC’s global offices, overseeing global initiatives & strategic relationships in addition to the organization’s international portfolio of events.
Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy
A 14-year veteran of ICSC, Betsy Laird manages all global government relation operations for ICSC’s international membership network and acts as liaison to the Board of Trustees on all public policy matters. Betsy holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Penn State University, a J.D. from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and maintains over 34 years of experience in government relations and public policy.
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
In her role as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at ICSC, Rae Logsdon oversees the Communications, Marketing, Publishing, and Research teams. Prior to joining ICSC in January 2016, Rae served in executive leadership roles in marketing, executive communications and public relations. She brings over 20 years of experience to her role at ICSC, including a 10-year career at Deloitte.
Senior Vice President, Volunteer Engagement & President, ICSC Foundation
Joining ICSC in 2017, Lauri leads the ICSC Foundation, which focuses on building the industry’s next generation of talent. She also oversees volunteer leadership and engagement at ICSC. Lauri brings more than 30 years of experience to ICSC, having served as the CEO of several high-performing non-profit organizations and Assistant General Counsel at Barclays Bank.
Chief of Staff
Chief of Staff Dana Sherman provides leadership and strategy for ICSC’s staff initiatives. Dana brings over 13 years of strategic planning and program development experience from the financial services, technology and healthcare industries. Prior to ICSC, Dana served as Director, Strategic Planning at American Express, responsible for annual planning of the program portfolio spanning 12 global teams.
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