Target announces leadership team shuffle

Target announces leadership team shuffle

THE WHAT? Target has announced a series of updates to its leadership, creating a new role for the company. Chief Guest Experience Officer as well as a series of changes to key positions such as EVP Chief Information Officer and General Counsel.

THE DETAILS Current Chief Marketing and Digital Officer, Cara Sylvester has been named EVP Chief Guest Experience Officer, while SVP Digital, Brett Craig has been promoted to EVP and Chief Information Officer, following the planned retirement of Mike McNamara.

Meanwhile, SVP of Risk and Employee and Labor Relations, Matt Zabel has been elevated to EVP General Counsel and EVP and Chief Supply Chain and Logistics Officer, Arthur Valdez will join Target’s leadership team. Additionally, Christina Hennington, EVP and Chief Growth Officer will take on the additional responsibility of overseeing the retailer’s Indian operations.

THE WHY? Brian Cornell, Chairman and CEO, explains, “Guided by our purpose of helping all families discover the joy of everyday life and fueled by the most talented, committed team in retail, Target has experienced tremendous growth over the past two years. The updates we’re making to our leadership team reflect the size and scale of our more than US$100 billion business, while also positioning the company for continued momentum well into the future. I have tremendous confidence in these leaders and the value they bring to our organization as we work together to meet the needs of current and new Target guests.”