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25-26 MAY 2022

LVCC, Las Vegas

Gene Lunger: Speaking at the Smart Retail Tech Expo

Gene Lunger

Executive Vice President of Retail Operations  -  Ashley Furniture HomeStores

Leadership & Growth Mindset - Navigating Today’s Global Realities

Everything rises and falls on leadership. As Ashley entered 2020 they were coming off their best year in history - celebrating 75 years as a manufacturer, and partying at Las Vegas World Market with their suppliers and customers. 60 days later, they were facing national retail closures and pumping the brakes on a ramped-up supply chain as they faced a wildly uncertainn future. What has made Ashley successful isn''t necessarily what they think, it''s HOW they think. As a private organization with a brilliant CEO and a highly capable executive team, they didn''t move to #1 in furniture retail and manufacturing by accident. In this talk, Gene Lunger, EVP of Retail Operations, will discuss how Ashley turned the pandemic crisis into a learning opportunity, and a catalyst for future growth.

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