Michelle D. Gass (Petkers) is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Kohl's Corporation., a position she has held since May 2018.
Education & Work
She has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the University of Washington.
Before joining Kohl's, Gass worked at Procter & Gamble and at Starbucks. She started with Kohls in 2013 as their first chief customer officer. She led the creation of Kohl's Greatness Agenda in 2014, was named chief merchandising officer in 2015 and was promoted to be the CEO-elect in 2017. Gass also holds a place as an independent member of Board of Directors at PepsiCo, effective March 6, 2019.
Biography & Life
Gass was raised in Maine.
Michelle Gass (Petkers) was married to Scott Gass on August 20, 1994.
Awards and honors
In 2005 she was awarded the Ichabod Washburn Young Alumni for Professional Achievement award by Worcester Polytechnic Institute and in 2007, she was named a Woman to Watch by Advantage Age. In 2018, Homeworld Business named Gass one of its "Players" and a person to watch in housewares in the coming 12 months.
Michelle D. Petkers of Lewiston, Maine, and Stephen E. Selby of Bethlehem, Conn., and James W. Calarese Jr. of Milford were honored for their IQP, "An Evaluation of the EPA Site Demonstration Program."