Lundquist to head HR at Target

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MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has promoted Stephanie Lundquist to executive vice president and chief human resources officer. In that position, Lundquist will be responsible for driving the human resources strategy for Target’s 347,000 team members globally, the company said.

Lundquist will report 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.

“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. In that role, she was responsible for Target’s headquarters team as well as all human resources functions for Target India operations.

“The Target team has always been the key to our success,” Lundquist remarked. “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.”

Before coming to Target, Lund­quist spent nearly three years serving in various human resources management positions at Marshall Fields, May Co. and Macy’s.

Before that she spent nearly four years with Kohls Department Stores.

Lundquist replaces Jodee Koz­lak, who is leaving Target after nearly 15 years to join the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group as global senior vice president of human resources.

Kozlak joined Target in 2001 and served as chief human resources officer at Target since March 2007. The company said that she played an integral role during a time when Target was expanding rapidly and also coping with the increased impact of digital technology on the ­business.

Most recently, Kozlak helped lead Target’s team through the 2013 data breach and the bringing on board of Cornell, who became Target’s first CEO to come from outside the company.

“Jodee’s contributions in the past 15 years have made a tremendous impact on Target and our team members globally,” said Cornell.

“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.”


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