Target Corp. appointed former senator and secretary of the interior Kenneth Salazar to its board of directors. He replaces Mary Dillon, who resigned her spot.
Salazar, who recently began working for the law firm WilmerHale, served as a Democratic member of the Senate from Colorado from 2005 to 2009 and as interior secretary under the Obama administration from 2009 until earlier this year, when he was replaced by Sally Jewell.
"As an experienced public policy official and highly skilled lawyer, Ken brings a unique background and perspective to Target that will be invaluable as we continue to explore and seize new opportunities to drive profitable growth in this rapidly changing environment," said Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and CEO of Target Corporation.
Dillon sat on the Target board since 2007, but resigned after she accepted the role of CEO at Ulta Beauty. The beauty retailer offers more than 20,000 products across the categories of cosmetics, fragrance, hair care, skincare, bath and body products and salon styling tools, as well as salon hair care products. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in all of its stores. The company operates 576 retail stores across 46 states and also distributes its products through the e-commerce site.