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Target Boss to Speak at Notre Dame

Publication: Inside Indiana Business

September 18, 2009


The chief executive officer of Minnesota-based Target Corp. will speak Friday at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Gregg Steinhafel appearance is part of a series of lectures from executives reflecting on critical issues and experiences in the business world. Steinhafel started with Target in 1979 as a merchandising trainee and became CEO in May 2008.

Gregg Steinhafel, president, chairman and chief executive officer of Target Corp., will speak Friday (Sept. 18) at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 10:40 a.m. in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College.

Steinhafel, who was named CEO of the Minneapolis-based retail company in May 2008, began his career at Target as a merchandising trainee in 1979. Since that time, he has held various management positions with Target.

His talk is part of the Mendoza College's Boardroom Insight Series. The purpose of the series is to invite executives to reflect on critical issues and experiences in the business world, sharing their insights in a mix of lecture and discussion sessions. Topics vary from speaker to speaker, ranging across the spectrum of business concerns in order to expose students to the opportunities and challenges inherent in today's global business environment. Speakers select ideas they feel are relevant and valuable to students' development as they prepare for a professional career.

All lectures, which are free and open to the public, are held in the Jordan Auditorium at the Mendoza College. Presentations start at 10:40 a.m. and include a question-and-answer session after the talk.

Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint, delivered the first Boardroom Insights lecture Sept. 3. The remaining schedule is:

  • Oct. 2: Daniel Jorndt, former CEO, Walgreen Co.
  • Oct. 9: Pat Ward, vice president and chief financial officer, Cummins Inc.
  • Nov. 6: Kathy DiGorno, vice president, Medtronic Co.
  • Nov. 20: Michael Holston, vice president, Hewlett-Packard

More information about the Boardroom Insights series is available on the Web at http://business.nd.edu/news_and_events/speaker_series/boardroom_insights