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Target names HR exec to lead stores


Janna Potts has been named chief stores officer at Target, filling a position occupied for the past five years by Tina Tyler.

Target elevated Potts to the role of executive VP and chief stores officer, reporting to COO John Mulligan, after she previously served as senior VP of human resources focused on stores and distribution. Potts is a Target veteran who joined the company’s former Mervyn’s division in 1989. During her 27 year career she held leadership roles in stores, operations and human resources, according to the company.

In a statement, Target said she fills a position previously occupied by Tina Tyler. Target confirmed that Tyler will leave the company Jan. 8.

“Janna has been a tremendous leader at Target and we believe she will be a tremendous asset to the team, the company and, ultimately, our guests in this role,” said Mulligan. “As we continue to focus on offering our guests a seamless, uniquely Target shopping experience, we believe Janna’s strategic leadership, expertise in managing complex organizations, and her dedication to the team make her well suited for the opportunities ahead.”

Tyler joined Target two years prior to Potts in 1987 in a store level position. She would become a store team leader, regional VP and senior VP before being tapped to lead the entire stores organization in January 2011.

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