Christina Hennington

Christina Hennington
Christina Hennington
Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer
Christina Hennington is executive vice president and chief growth officer for Target and a member of its leadership team. A forward-thinking enterprise leader, Christina leads teams responsible for all five of Target’s key merchandising categories, several enterprise capabilities — including the Target in India team and the retailer’s best-in-class product design and sourcing teams — and Target’s enterprise strategy. As chief growth officer, she works across the organization to identify and pursue revenue-generating strategies that deepen the company’s relevancy with current and prospective guests, and reinforce its stronghold as a leading U.S. retailer.

Prior to this role, Christina held several merchandising leadership roles and supply chain positions at Target since joining in 2003. She was instrumental in the retailer’s efforts to modernize its merchandising organization and 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.   

Christina continues to drive collaboration to operationalize strategies across the enterprise. She is a strong champion of DE&I efforts as a sponsor for several employee resource groups and a founding member of the Racial Equity Action and Change committee (REACH).

Christina has been named Merchandiser of the Year and one of the 50 Most Influential People in the Multicultural Market by Women’s Wear Daily, one of the 50 Outstanding Women in Retail by RetailToday, and one of the Most Influential Women in Retail by Mass Market Retailers.  

She currently serves on the Board of THOR Industries. She is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. 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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January 15
12:10 pm12:40 pm
The last few years have been a roller coaster ride as retail companies scrambled to serve shoppers who shifted their buying patterns from physical to digital and tweaked assortments to align with consumer’s changing mindset. As the world moves back on its axis, retailers are doing the same - returning to customer service, inventory management, merchandising and pricing strategy fundamentals. Hear… Read more