Stephanie Lundquist succeeds Jodee Kozlak in role
MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. on Friday promoted Stephanie Lundquist to executive vice president and chief human resources officer. In this post she heads the human resources strategy affecting the company’s 347,000 employees. She reports to Target chairman and chief executive officer Brian Cornell.
“Stephanie has played a critical leadership role in Target’s transformation efforts, developing and initiating the human resources strategies necessary to drive long-term growth for Target,” Cornell said in a statement. “She’s been a leading voice as we push ourselves to think differently and work in new ways across Target. Our outstanding team is one of our key competitive advantages and Stephanie’s continued leadership will be invaluable as we work to further unlock Target’s potential.”
Lundquist has more than 17 years of retail experience. Since joining Target in 2005, she has held leadership positions in talent acquisition, talent management, and operational roles in business integration and program management. Most recently, Lundquist was the senior vice president of human resources, with responsibility for Target’s headquarters staff as well as the human resources functions for Target’s India operations.
“The Target team has always been the key to our success,” Lundquist said. “Our team has embraced and harnessed the changes necessary to compete in the dynamically changing market. I look forward to creating a future that is centered on delivering for our guests and rooted in being bold, curious and accountable. My focus will be on developing the right strategies, capabilities and culture to enable our global team to achieve Target’s goals now and in the future.”
Lundquist replaces Kozlak who will be leaving Target after nearly 15 years. Kozlak is credited with having played a critical role during a time of rapid expansion and increasing digital impact.
“Jodee’s contributions in the past 15 years have made a tremendous impact on Target and our team members globally,” Cornell said. “I personally want to thank her for building a culture of strong individual and team performance as well as a deep passion for our brand and our guests. On behalf of the entire team, I wish Jodee well in her future endeavors.”