Target said Monday that Potts, previously senior vice president of human resources focused on stores and distribution, takes over the post effective immediate and replaces Tina Tyler.
In the role, Potts will oversee Target’s 1,805 stores nationwide as well as serve as a member of Target’s leadership team. She reports to chief operating officer John Mulligan.
“Janna has been a tremendous leader at Target, and we believe she will be a tremendous asset to the team, the company and, ultimately, our guests in this role,” Mulligan said in a statement. “As we continue to focus on offering our guests a seamless, uniquely Target shopping experience, we believe Janna’s strategic leadership, expertise in managing complex organizations, and her dedication to the team make her well suited for the opportunities ahead.”
Potts has been with the discount store company since 1989, when she joined Mervyn’s. Since then, she has held a variety of leadership positions in stores, operations and human resources.