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PROFILE: Jim Sluzewski is president of the Macy's Foundation, and also sits on its board of trustees. On the corporate side, he serves as senior vice president of corporate communications and external affairs for Macy's, Inc. In 2010 (when his corporate title was vice president), the National Conference on Citizenship shared a bio of his that read:
Jim Sluzewski is Vice President for Corporate Communications and External Affairs for Cincinnati–based Macy's, Inc. (formerly known as Federated Department Stores, Inc.). He is responsible for a broad array of the company's external and internal communications activities, including media relations, corporate publications, issues management, community relations and strategic communications counsel. He is the company's primary media spokesperson.
Sluzewski has worked closely with Macy's, Inc. management for more than 25 years, including 11 years as president of Public Relations Partners, Inc., a Cleveland–based public relations firm. He began his career as a journalist for news organizations including The Cincinnati Enquirer. He has also managed several public relations firms as well as served in communications positions with Armco, Inc. and Federated, where he was director of public relations in the mid–1980s. He rejoined the company in his current position in 2005.
Sluzewski is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America as well as a member of the Council of Communication Management and a participant in The Seminar. He has served as global chair of The Worldcom Public Relations Group, the world's largest partnership of independent public relations firms.
Currently, Sluzewski serves as a trustee of the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation and as a director of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, as well as on the leadership team of Agenda 360, the regional civic agenda planning initiative for Greater Cincinnati. Sluzewski is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati.
A native of Cleveland, he is a graduate of Bowling Green University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Sluzewski received a master's degree in business administration from Xavier University.
Sluzewski and his wife, Kathleen, live in Hudson, Ohio. They have two children.