Former interior secretary Kenneth Salazar appointed to Target's board

Former Colo. senator served under Obama administration for four years

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has appointed a former secretary of the interior and senator to its board of directors, the mass merchandise retailer said.

Target announced the appointment of Kenneth Salazar to its board. 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. His appointment to Target's board is effective immediately.

"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."

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