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Target Names New Chief US Stores Officer

Janna Potts has been promoted to the position of executive vice president, chief stores officer at Target, nearly 27 years after she first joined the company.

Potts will replace Tina Tyler, effective immediately, and assume responsibility for Target’s 1,805 stores across the U.S. She will report to the retailer’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,” Mulligan stated. “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 Target since 1989 and has held a variety of leadership roles in stores, operations and human resources, most recently with a focus on stores and distribution.

Last week, the retailer announced plans to open 15 stores in the next two years, mostly ranging in size from 16,000 square feet to 45,000 square feet in urban areas such as Philadelphia, New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago.