Marvin Ellison has served as president and chief executive officer of Lowe’s Companies, Inc., since July 2018.
Marvin has over 35 years of retail leadership and operational experience within Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Lowe’s, Marvin served as chairman and CEO of J.C. Penney Company where he delivered positive sales growth, reduced debt, and generated positive adjusted earnings per share.
He has extensive experience within the home improvement industry, having spent 12 years in senior-level operations roles with The Home Depot. Most notably he served as executive vice president of U.S. stores from 2008 to 2014, during which he dramatically improved customer service and efficiency across the organization as he oversaw U.S. sales, operations, install services, tool rental and pro strategic initiatives. Prior to The Home Depot, Marvin spent 15 years at Target Corporation in a variety of operational and leadership roles.
Marvin earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The University of Memphis, where he currently serves on the board of trustees, and he also holds an MBA from Emory University. In addition to the Lowe’s board of directors, Marvin also serves on the board of directors for FedEx Corporation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association.
Marvin’s professional and civic leadership has earned him many accolades; most notable are “2017 Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council, Fortune’s “World’s Greatest Leaders” in 2016 and “Corporate Executive of the Year” in 2016 by Black Enterprise.
Marvin, and his wife Sharyn, are committed to serving their communities; primarily underserved minority youth through mentorship aimed at inculcating self-empowerment, excellence, and higher education.