Target names human resources chief

by Monica Watrous
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Stephanie Lundquist, Target
Stephanie Lundquist has been named executive vice-president and chief human resources officer of Target Corp.

MINNEAPOLIS — Stephanie Lundquist has been named executive vice-president and chief human resources officer of Target Corp. Most recently, Ms. Lundquist was senior vice-president of human resources at the Minneapolis-based retailer. She succeeds Jodeen Kozlak and will report to Brian Cornell, chief executive officer of Target.

In her new role, Ms. Lundquist will be responsible for driving Target’s global human resources strategy for its 347,000 employees. With more than 17 years of retail experience, Ms. Lundquist joined Target in 2005 and has held leadership roles in talent acquisition and talent management and operational roles in business integration and program management.

“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,” Mr. 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.”

Jodeen Kozlak, Target
Jodeen Kozlak

Ms. Kozlak, who is departing Target after nearly 15 years, led the team through the data breach in 2013 and onboarded Mr. Cornell, the company’s first external c.e.o., that same year.

“Jodeen’s contributions in the past 15 years have made a tremendous impact on Target and our team members globally,” Mr. 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 Jodeen well in her future endeavors.”
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