Kim Strong

S5-D Creating The Roadmap to Success – Winning with Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

About Kim Strong

Kim Strong is responsible for developing strategies, initiating action and driving organizational change in support of the company’s diversity and inclusion priorities.

Kim began her career at Marshall Field’s, once a division of Target Corporation, in 1988 as an Executive-in-Training. She was promoted through multiple management positions over the next seven years.   In 2000, Kim was named Director of Human Resources for Mervyn’s.  This included managing Human Resources for Stores, Headquarters and Distribution Centers.  In 2004, she was promoted to the Director of Human Resources for Target Stores.  Shortly thereafter, in 2007, Kim was promoted to the position of Regional Vice President, Stores Human Resources, overseeing more than 70,000 team members in 13 states.  In January 2011, Kim was promoted to Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion for Target.

She received her Bachelors of Business Administration from Howard University in Washington DC. Kim has served as an active member on the Board of Directors for the Dallas Black Dance Theater, and is currently a member of Executive Leadership Council, a national membership organization for African-American executives. She is also a member of Jack & Jill of America, Inc., an organization for African- American children to experience social and educational activities.  In addition, Kim is a member of The Links Inc., an international women's service organization.

University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Opus College of Business