Bob Ulrich is the former chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Target Corporation. He began his career as a merchandising trainee in 1967 at Dayton’s department store. He subsequently held a variety of positions in stores and merchandising. In late 1984, he was named president of Target Stores and became chairman and CEO in October 1987. In July 1994, he assumed the additional title of chairman and CEO of Target’s former parent company, the Dayton-Hudson Corporation. He retired from Target in 2009.
In addition to his role as founding board chairman of the Musical Instrument Museum, Ulrich serves on the boards of 3M, the University of St. Thomas, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.