Katie Boylan

Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Katie Boylan is the executive vice president and chief communications officer for Target Corporation. In her role, Katie leads the company’s internal and external communications, overseeing employee engagement, executive positioning, and corporate, financial and brand communications. Katie also leads Target’s social responsibility and sustainability initiatives. Katie joined Target in January 2011, and has held various communications leadership positions with the company.   

Prior to joining Target, Katie was a senior vice president at Edelman, a global communications marketing firm. Earlier in her career, she held roles at Weber Shandwick and Burson Marsteller where she developed communications programming for leading companies such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Burger King, Land-O-Lakes and Hormel.   

In addition to her Target responsibilities, Katie serves on the board for Second Harvest Heartland, one of the nation’s largest hunger relief organizations. She earned a B.A. from the College of St. Benedict and currently serves on its board of trustees