Christina Hennington

Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Hardlines, Essentials and Capabilities

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Christina Hennington is Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Hardlines, Essentials and Capabilities for Target and a member of its leadership team. She is responsible for delivering a unified merchandising strategy for Target with a focus on Hardlines, Beauty, Essentials, Services, Planning and Capabilities. She works closely with key partners to operationalize the strategies across product, presentation, pricing, promotions and in the supply chain. 

Prior to this role, Christina held several merchandising leadership roles and supply chain positions at Target since joining in 2003. She has held positions in more than 10 categories, including Beauty, Toys, Electronics, Essentials and more, led the operations teams within Merchandising across the U.S. and India, and oversaw Target pharmacy and healthcare clinics.

Before joining Target, Christina spent several years as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston, and served as a product manager for two Boston-based technology start-up businesses. 

She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Second Harvest Heartland, one of the nation’s largest hunger relief organizations, is part of the University of Minnesota Athletics Advisory Group and is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. She previously served on the Board of Governors for Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) and the Board of Dermstore.com.  

Christina received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and her M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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