An industry-backed list of the top retail influencers of the year included two FIT faculty members. Rethink Retail’s Top Retail Influencers of 2022, sponsored by Microsoft, honored the 100 leading retail experts, consultants, analysts, academics, journalists, and thought leaders who were making an impact in retail in 2022.
Marie Driscoll, an adjunct professor in International Trade and Marketing, was named as a top influencer in the list’s analysts category. Driscoll is managing director of luxury and fashion at Coresight Research, a top retail and fashion research firm, as well as an industry consultant and advisor.
Shelley Kohan, associate professor of Fashion Business Management, was listed as a media influencer, which includes editors, journalists, podcast hosts, bloggers, and content creators. Kohan is the founder and CEO of Shelmark Consulting, which helps small and mid-size retail companies with strategic growth, and chief strategy officer at The Robin Report. Kohan also writes for Forbes.com as a senior retail contributor.
Other luminaries on this year’s list include marketing luminary Scott Galloway; Coresight Research founder and CEO Deborah Weinswig, and National Retail Federation President Matthew Shay.