Marvin Goldstein, Class of 1963
NIACC’s first “Pathways to Success” award was presented to Marvin Goldstein in 1991. Marvin, whose experience in retail began at The Hub Clothing Co. in Mason City, rose to become Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dayton Hudson Department Store Company in Minneapolis. He began at “The Hub” as a janitor during high school before moving up to the sales floor. He worked at the store throughout his days at Mason City Junior College (NIACC’s predecessor), where he excelled in football, baseball and academics before graduating in 1963.
Marvin joined Dayton’s as a management trainee in 1966 after graduating from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in business. Within a year, he became a buyer, a promotion which typically takes several more years of experience. He worked 10 years with the company before leaving his position as Divisional Merchandise Manager to become Vice President and General Merchandise Manager at Carter Hawley Hale. In 1981, he headed to California as Macy’s Director of Stores, later becoming a general merchandise manager.Marvin returned to Dayton Hudson and to Minnesota in 1988 as Executive Vice President of Merchandising. He was promoted to President in 1989 and named Chairman and CEO in January 1990.
Marvin and his wife, Harriet, have two children, Sarah and Aaron.