Michelle Gass has been LS&Co.’s President and Chief Executive Officer since 2024. She is also on the company’s board of directors.
Michelle joined us in 2023 as the company’s president. She was responsible for leading the Levi’s® brand and the company’s global digital and commercial operations until the board of directors appointed her CEO in 2024.
Prior to joining LS&Co., Michelle served as CEO of Kohl’s, where she led the transformation of the company’s effort to become a leading omnichannel retailer while acquiring and elevating notable national brand partnerships, including a long-term partnership with Sephora. During her time at Kohl’s, she drove significant capabilities in digital, growing the ecommerce business at a double-digit rate to $6 billion annually and evolving the Kohl’s loyalty program into an industry-leading platform. Michelle joined Kohl’s in 2013 as chief customer officer and was named chief merchandising and customer officer in 2015. She was promoted to CEO-elect in October 2017 prior to assuming the CEO role in May 2018. Michelle has more than 30 years of experience in the retail and consumer goods industries. Before joining Kohl’s, she spent more than 16 years with Starbucks and held a variety of leadership roles across marketing, strategy, merchandising and operations before being promoted to president, Starbucks EMEA. Michelle began her career with Procter & Gamble. Throughout her career, she has received numerous professional honors, including being named to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business and Businessperson of the Year lists, as well as being named The Visionary 2020 by the National Retail Federation. Michelle currently serves on the Board of Directors for PepsiCo, and on the Boards of the Retail Industry Leaders Association and the National Retail Federation. She received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the University of Washington.