Gregg Steinhafel

A career Target employee, Steinhafel started as a merchandise trainee in 1979 and progressed through merchandising and operations positions before being named president of Target in 1999. He was named CEO in May 2008 and chairman in February 2009. He succeeded Robert Ulrich.

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Milwaukee, Wis.




Married, three children.


Carroll University, 1977; Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, 1979 (MBA)


$1.5 million (2012 total compensation: $19.2 million.)


On board of directors at Toro Co. and TreeHouse, a Minnesota-based nonprofit. A member of the Business Roundtable, Business Council and the Minnesota Business Partnership. In 2010, was appointed to the Council for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. In 2012, began a two-year term as chairman of the board for the Retail Industry Leaders Association.

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Target CEO Steinhafel apologizes, seeks to reassure customers

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 14 2014 - 5:52 AM

Target Corp. launched a public relations blitz on Monday to reassure customers that it will work to restore their trust after the massive data breach that came to light in December.Breaking his...

Target CEO speaks on data breach

VIDEO Updated: Jan 14 2014 - 5:51 AM

Target CEO pledges 'to get to the bottom' of data breach, says 'I'm sorry'

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 13 2014 - 9:26 PM

The top executive for Target Corp. started the week Monday trying to assure consumers that his company will figure out who stole personal information of tens of millions of its customers, and he...

Gregg Steinhafel, CEO, Target Corp.

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 5 2014 - 6:58 AM

« Our guests’ daily activities and shopping habits are converging in dramatically new ways. » Gregg Steinhafel, CEO of Target Corp.About Steinhafel: Was named president of Target...

CEO Pay Watch: Target's Gregg Steinhafel: $23.4 million

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 30 2013 - 5:44 AM

Gregg Steinhafel, Target Corp. chairman, president, CEOTotal compensation: $23,472,082 for the year ended Jan. 31, 2013Salary: $1,500,000Non-equity incentive pay: $2,880,000Other compensation:...

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