Target Names Potts As Chief Stores Officer

Target has named Janna Potts as the retailer’s evp/chief stores officer with responsibility for the leadership of Target’s 1,805 stores across the United States.

Potts replaces Tina Tyler and will assume the position effective immediately. She will serve as a member of Target’s leadership team and will report to Target’s chief operating officer, John Mulligan.

“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.”

Potts has been with the company since 1989 when she joined Mervyn’s. Since that time, she has held a variety of leadership positions in stores, operations, and human resources. Most recently, she was Target’s svp/human resources focused on stores and distribution.