February 3, 2012
Timothy Adams is chief private brands officer of Macy’s Inc. (formerly known as Federated Department Stores), a position he’s held since February 2009. He is responsible for overseeing the concepts, designs, marketing and other aspects of Macy’s retail portfolio of private brands, including apparel, accessories and home goods. From July 2005 to February 2009, Adams served as chairman and CEO of Macy’s Home Store. Prior to joining Macy’s Home Store, Adams was chairman and CEO of Macy’s Florida in Miami from 2001 to 2005. Adams began his retailing career in 1976 at Macy’s South in Atlanta. He joined Macy’s West in San Francisco in 1989 as a merchandise administrator and held positions of increasing responsibility. He was named president of The Bon Marché in Seattle in March 1998. A native of Atlanta, Adams is a graduate of the Terry College of Business with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He and his wife, Jeanette, live in New York City.