Target Names Chief Marketing Officer

Minneapolis Target Corp. said Wednesday it promoted Michael Francis, an executive VP in marketing, to the position of chief marketing officer. Francis will be responsible for all marketing functions, strategy and research, community relations and www.Target.com.

He is a director of Piper Jaffray Cos., and also sits on the boards of the Smithsonian Institution's National Board, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.