Target Adds to Executive Committee

MINNEAPOLIS - Target Corporation has promoted two of its top executives to the company's executive committee.
     Tina Schiel, formerly svp of enterprise strategy and new business development, has been elevated to evp of stores and will join Target's executive committee. And Laysha Ward has also been promoted to the executive committee and will continue in her current role as president of Target's community relations and Target Foundation.
     "Tina and Laysha are proven leaders who have played a significant role in Target's success over the years," said Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and ceo. "Both women have a keen understanding of Target's business and will bring valuable experience and unique insight to their new positions."
     Schiel has been with Target for more than 23 years, joining the organization as a stores team member in 1987. She has held a variety of leadership posts across the company and most recently managed the corporation's new business development and strategy efforts, which included Target's recent announcement of its urban growth strategy and long-term plans for international expansion. In her new role, Schiel will manage the operations of Target's stores across the United States.
     Ward, a 19-year veteran of Target, has held a number of leadership positions across Target's community relations organization and was named president of community relations and Target's Foundation in 2008. In this position, Ward oversees Target's ongoing commitment to give 5% of its income to the communities where Target guests live and work. In addition to managing the company's domestic and international grant making, Ward also coordinates the company's civic activities, including the creation of volunteer opportunities for Target's more than 350,000 team members. Ward serves on the board of Denny's Corporation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Additionally, she serves on the board of the Executive Leadership Council, a national organization focused on building an inclusive business leadership pipeline and developing African-American corporate leaders.

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