Gregg Steinhafel

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Gregg Steinhafel
Born 1954
Nationality American
Occupation Business executive
Religion Christian

Gregg Steinhafel (born 1954) was the former President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Target Corporation.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Gregg Steinhafel was born in 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His grandfather, a Prussian immigrant, founded Steinhafels Furniture in Milwaukee in 1934.[citation needed] He began working in the store when he was in grade school, performing odd jobs. He graduated from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin[1] and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.[2]

Career[edit]

In 1979, he was recruited as a merchandising trainee by Target. He then served as the Executive Vice President of Merchandising starting in July 1994 and became Chief Executive Officer on May 1, 2008.[3] Steinhafel resigned from his position as CEO on May 5, 2014[4] as a result of the data breach that affected 70 million to 110 million consumers.[5]

Steinhafel is also Director, Member of Nominating and Governance Committee and Member of Compensation & Human Resources Committee for The Toro Company and Vice Chairman of the Retail Industry Leaders Association.[6]

Personal life[edit]

He attends Wayzata Community Church.[7]

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