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LIM College Alumna Neva Hall to Give Keynote Address at 76th Annual Commencement

Neva HallNeva Hall, Executive Vice President, Neiman Marcus Stores and a member of LIM College’s Class of 1974, will deliver the keynote address at LIM's 76th Commencement on May 26, 2015.

Ms. Hall will also receive an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree and the LIM College Distinguished Achievement Award. At the College’s 2014 Commencement, Ms. Hall was the recipient of the first annual Maxwell F. Marcuse Award, which recognizes an LIM College graduate who has reached the pinnacle of success within the business of fashion.

Presently, Ms. Hall oversees the management of 41 Neiman Marcus Stores, Neiman Marcus Food Services and Store Operations. She and her team of store directors implement the selling and marketing, merchandising and planning strategies for Neiman Marcus Stores. Her professional expertise includes creating the framework for sustained growth and expansion into new markets, and developing strong leaders.

Ms. Hall joined Neiman Marcus Group in 1983 as Buyer, Women’s Sportswear. She subsequently advanced to Associate Divisional Merchandise Manager, Leisure Sportswear. In 1988 she was promoted to Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager, Galleria Dresses, followed by the same role in the Fine Apparel division. In 1996 she was appointed Vice President, Public Relations. The following year she was promoted to Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, Handbags, Women’s Shoes, and Beauty. She assumed her current position in 2002.

Prior to her affiliation with The Neiman Marcus Group, Ms. Hall was a buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s New York.

An active participant in philanthropic and civic organizations in North Texas, Ms. Hall served on the board of Ability Connection Texas, which provides care and support for people with physical and intellectual disabilities. She has also served on the boards of the Central Dallas Association and Inside the Loop, an organization devoted to the redevelopment of the downtown Dallas business district.