Target Corporation’s board of directors has elected Donald Knauss, former executive chairman and former chairman and CEO of The Clorox Company, and Robert Edwards, former CEO of Safeway Inc., as new directors, effective immediately.
Knauss served as chairman and CEO of Clorox from 2006 until November of 2014. He then served as executive chairman until July of 2015. Before joining Clorox, he was president and chief operating officer of Coca-Cola North America.
Edwards served as CEO of Safeway from 2013 until April of 2015. He also served Safeway as president and chief financial officer, from 2012 to 2013. He joined Safeway in 2004 as evp/chief financial officer.
“Don Knauss and Robert Edwards each bring a deep understanding of the consumer and a wealth of relevant expertise to Target. Don has a lengthy track record of driving the strategic growth of prominent, consumer brands at global companies. Robert has held leadership positions in the grocery industry for more than a decade and will offer a fresh perspective on our food reinvention, in particular. Don and Robert will be important additions to our board as we continue to transform Target and elevate the guest experience,” said Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO of Target.