Target Names Stephanie Lundquist to Lead HR

Target Corp. has promoted Stephanie Lundquist to executive VP and chief human resources officer, giving her responsibly for driving HR strategy for Target’s 347,000 team members globally.

Lundquist, who joined Target in 2005 and has served in talent management positions, assumes her new post effective immediately, succeeding Jodee Kozlak. Lundquist will serve as a member of Target’s leadership team and will report to Target CEO 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. She has held leadership positions at Target in talent acquisition and talent management, and operational roles in business integration and program management. Most recently, Lundquist was the senior VP of human resources. 

“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 succeeds Kozlak, who will be departing Target after nearly 15 years. Kozlak played an integral role during a time of rapid expansion for Target and the increased influence of digital in the business. Most recently, she led the team through the 2013 data breach and onboarded Cornell, Target’s first external CEO, in 2013.

Minneapolis-based Target Corp. operates 1,792 stores.

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