Howard Kahn, Executive Chairman
Howard Kahn took the helm of Kahn Lucas in 2000 – the fourth generation family leader of the company – and quickly guided the 127-year-old organization through a complete transformation of its supply chain and production capacities. He also conceived and oversaw the launch of the company’s first direct to consumer brand, Dollie & Me in 2008. In 2012 Howard led the company in its strategic acquisition of the historic Madame Alexander Doll Company.
Prior to Kahn Lucas, Howard started his career at Wal*Mart Stores in 1991. He began as a member of the Store Manager Training Program at Store 1352 in Wallace, NC and then in Information Technology designing decision support systems in Bentonville, AR. Howard holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
An active philanthropist, Howard is the creator of Patterns for Progress, a joint initiative in Africa with C.A.R.E. He is a member of the Academy at the University of Pennsylvania, YPO (Young Presidents Association), a Board member of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at the Wharton School, a General Board and Audit Committee member of the Toy Industry Association, an Executive Committee Board member of K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations)/Fashion Delivers, a scholarship provider at the Fashion Institute of Technology and an active donor to The Child Life Center at Mt. Sinai Hospital.