Melissa Kremer is executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Target and a member of its leadership team. In her role, she leads all aspects of HR for Target’s global team of more than 400,000 team members, from recruitment, development, and diversity, equity and inclusion to engagement and total rewards.
Melissa joined Target in 2004 as a recruiter. During her tenure, she has held HR leadership positions supporting Target’s largest commercial businesses and has also led the key talent functions of recruiting, learning, leadership development, talent management and strategic workforce planning. Earlier at Target, she was responsible for enabling organizational performance for business units such as merchandising, marketing, digital, and strategy and innovation. She has been instrumental in driving the HR strategies behind Target’s organizational transformation, delivering large-scale structural and operational changes and building global HR teams. With two decades of retail and business-services experience, Melissa also held human resources positions at Cargill.
She serves on the board of the HR Policy Association; is a member of the Center on Executive Compensation, the Center for Executive Succession, and the Gallup Retail CHRO Roundtable; and serves as Governing Body Co-Chair of the Evanta CHRO Executive Summit.
Melissa received her bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
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