CSS Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that Melissa Ludwig has been elected as a member of the board of directors of the company. Ludwig brings more than 30 years of retail store operations and merchandising experience with Macy’s Inc., including serving as Senior Vice President, Macy’s East from 1994 until 2009, and as Group Vice President from 2009 until her retirement in 2017. As the recognized chief market expert across Macy’s Inc.’s Mid-Atlantic region, Ludwig had direct profit and loss accountability ranging from $380 million to $600 million and responsibility for managing a workforce which at times was comprised of approximately 3,000 employees. She also developed and led business strategy, drove excellence in operations and financial management, and developed high-performing executive teams across Operations, Merchandising, Planning, Visual, Human Resources and Asset Protection.
In addition to her significant retail experience, Ludwig has served in leadership positions with numerous professional and non-profit organizations, and currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Susan G. Komen Philadelphia and as a Board member of the Pennsylvania Convention Visitors Bureau. She is a co-founder of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator. She also serves as a member and investor with Broad Street Angels, and as an advisory board member of Mytonomy.