Former Shopko Stores exec joins Ulta Beauty's board

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty has announced that Michael MacDonald, president and CEO of DSW, a branded footwear and accessories retailer, has been appointed to its board.

MacDonald joins the board with more than 30 years of experience in the retail industry, with expertise in merchandising, marketing, store operations and finance. Prior to joining DSW in 2009, MacDonald served for three years as chairman and CEO of ShopKo Stores. Prior to that, MacDonald spent 16 years with the department store Carson Pirie Scott and with Saks after it acquired CPS in 1998. He served in various operating roles at Saks, including chairman and CEO of Saks’ Northern Department Store Group from 2000 to 2006. Prior to joining CPS, MacDonald held financial positions with various other department stores, including CFO of Marshall Field & Co. from 1985 to 1990.

“We are delighted to welcome Mike to Ulta Beauty’s board. DSW shares many of the strengths of our company, including a consistent track record of profitable growth, exciting future growth potential, a vibrant rewards program and its guests’ passion and enthusiasm for the brand. We look forward to Mike’s valuable insights and expertise benefiting Ulta’s business,” stated Dennis Eck, Ulta’s non-executive chair.

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