Christina Hennington

Christina Hennington
Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer
Target Corp.
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 Target’s strategy, several enterprise capabilities, including the Target in India team, and all of merchandising, which includes the retailer’s best-in-class product design and sourcing organizations. 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. Additionally, Christina has been a strong champion of D&I efforts as a sponsor for several employee resource groups over the years and a founding member of the Racial Equity Action and Change committee (REACH) in 2020. In this role, she helps lead the organization’s strategy to drive lasting impact for our Black team members, guests and communities.

Christina has been consistently recognized by the industry for her leadership and continued focus on diversity, technology and guest experience. She 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 also serves on the Board for Second Harvest Heartland, one of the nation’s largest hunger relief organizations, and served as the board chair in 2020. She is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. She previously served on the board of governors for Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW).

Speaking in:

January 16
8:45 am9:15 am
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
Target CEO Brian Cornell, the National Retail Federation’s 2022 “Visionary” Honoree, returns to the Big Show Main Stage for a conversation with top leaders from Target’s diverse leadership team, to discuss what it means to build a strong company culture – and why it’s more critical than ever to the success of retailers, as we navigate a volatile environment. This group of forward-thinking leaders… Read more
January 17
2:00 pm2:30 pm
Javits North Level 4, Room 406, UST Stage
Given the recent ‘macro upside down economy’ that has fundamentally shifted as well as the resetting from a pandemic, shoppers continue to show resilience while retailers are laser-focused on keeping shoppers’ loyalty. Join us to further understand how the retail landscape will unfold in 2023 and what to expect as the future of commerce evolves.