Cathy David is a lifelong student of leadership and organizational behavior. A longtime retail executive, she recently retired as the executive vice president of merchandising at Pier 1 Imports. She has also been president of multiple companies. In addition, she led the team that launched target.com, owned a restaurant, co-founded a social and sports league, and raised and raced thoroughbred horses. Ms. David, who was featured in Fort Worth Business CEO Magazine, is the chair of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce International Committee, a member of the Advisory Council for the Undergraduate Experience at Notre Dame, and a regent at the University of Portland. She received her B.B.A. in marketing from the University of Notre Dame and her M.B.A. from Northwestern University.