2017 Commencement Speaker: Liz Rodbell, President of Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor

Liz Rodbell, President of Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor, will deliver the keynote address at LIM College's 78th Commencement exercises on May 25, 2017 at 8 pm at Carnegie Hall, which will also be streamed live. Ms. Rodbell will also receive the College's Distinguished Achievement Award and an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree at the ceremony.

Ms. Rodbell is a seasoned retail executive with over 30 years of experience. She has held several senior leadership positions at Hudson’s Bay Company and Lord & Taylor, having risen through the ranks of the merchant organization. Prior to her current role, she was Executive Vice President Chief Merchant for Hudson's Bay and Lord & Taylor, where she oversaw the merchant organization at both banners since 2012, and successfully integrated the senior leadership of the newly combined company.

Says LIM College President Elizabeth S. Marcuse, "Liz Rodbell is a true leader in the business of fashion and we are thrilled to have her as our next Commencement speaker. I am confident her words of wisdom will motivate and inspire the Class of 2017."