John Gregory

As AOL’s Category Development Officer for Retail, John Gregory leverages his 25+ years of retail and brand marketing experience to grow the category. Specifically, he provides category leadership by defining differentiated positioning for AOL, informing product development & packaging of digital media solutions specific to retail and providing thought leadership to internal and external constituencies.
Before joining AOL in 2013, John served as SVP-Group Client Director at MediaVest overseeing local and national publishing strategies in support of the Walmart and Sam’s accounts. He also lead operations, finance, business intelligence and client relations for the account. Previously, he served as Group VP of National Marketing Strategy and Campaign Planning for Federated Department Stores, now Macy’s Inc., where he provided leadership in building marketing strategies and national brand campaigns in support of the Macy’s nameplate. Prior to Macy’s, John was VP of Marketing Planning & Administration at Ann, Inc. and VP of Marketing Planning at Bloomingdale’s.
Earlier in his career, John held various finance, marketing and merchandising management positions at The May Department Stores Company, McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft and Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis.

John is a native mid-westerner and graduated from Southern Illinois University with degrees in both finance and marketing. Outside of the office, he enjoys the great outdoors, is an avid gardener and has a special passion for animals. John has lived in New York, NY since 1995.
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