NRF Foundation Hires Curriculum Development Veteran as Director of Learning and Credentials

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WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The NRF Foundation today announced that it has hired Shana Treger as
director of learning and credentials in a new position for the National
Retail Federation’s philanthropic arm. Treger will oversee development
and expansion of educational materials for the Foundation’s RISE Up
training and credentialing program.

As the nation’s largest private-sector employer, retailers embrace
their role in helping millions of Americans learn transferable skills
they can lean on the rest of their career,” NRF Foundation President
Ellen Davis said. “From customer service skills to digital proficiency
to merchandising concepts, our industry is committed to the development
of millions of people in our workforce, and those looking for
employment. As we expand the scope of RISE Up credentials and rapidly
scale the program across the nation to reach tens of thousands of
people, adding a leader with deep expertise in curriculum development
and instructional design will be an invaluable asset to our team and the
people we can impact.”

Treger will be responsible for maintaining the relevance of the
Foundation’s existing suite of credentials, creating new learning
programs and contributing to the Foundation’s initiatives to provide
resources that prepare people for retail jobs that lead to promising
careers. She will identify and establish partnerships with key
stakeholders to create objectives, programs, products and offerings that
align with the retail industry’s workforce needs and meet the needs of a
diverse set of training delivery partners and job seekers.

Treger previously directed professional education initiatives from
planning to implementation for the education arm of the National
Apartment Association. She has 15 years of experience growing
professional education programs by as much as 250 percent while bridging
crucial gaps between technical teams, creative workers and
subject-matter experts. Treger has managed a variety of education
projects ranging from mobile apps for blended learning to meetings and
national conferences.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from American University and
master’s in education and human development from George Washington
University.

About the NRF Foundation

The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the
industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through
education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth
among people who work in retail. The NRF Foundation is the 501(c)(3)
nonprofit arm of the National Retail Federation and is funded in part by
generous donations from retail industry supporters. NRF.com/Foundation.

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