Minneapolis – Target has reworked its executive roster, adding one new position.
Christina Hennington has been named executive vice president and chief growth officer. Previously EVP and chief merchandising officer for hardlines, essentials and capabilities, she joined Target in 2003. In her newly created role, Hennington will have oversight of merchandising, including Target’s product design and global sourcing organizations, as well as enterprise strategy, insights and innovation. She will work across Target’s organization to identify strategies that deepen the company’s relevancy with current and prospective guests.
With Hennington stepping into a new role, Jill Sando has been named executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. She will now lead buying for all of Target’s hardlines and softlines product categories. Sando, who joined Target in 1997, will report to Hennington and remain a member of Target’s executive leadership team.
Target announced three other executive changes:
- Rick Gomez has been named executive vice president and chief food and beverage officer. He most recently served as the company’s chief marketing, digital and strategy officer. He succeeds Stephanie Lundquist, who announced her plans to depart the organization earlier this year. She will remain in an advisory role through spring 2021, and the company thanks her for her many contributions.
- Cara Sylvester has been promoted to executive vice president and chief marketing and digital officer. Sylvester joined Target in 2007 and will be responsible for deepening affinity for the Target brand across all platforms, enhancing the company’s loyalty program and in-house media company, and fueling continued digital growth.
- Katie Boylan has been promoted to executive vice president and chief communications officer. Her expanded responsibilities will now include Target’s social responsibility and sustainability initiatives, as well as the company’s philanthropic efforts, including the Target Foundation.