Domino’s Pizza Inc. has named Judy L. Werthauser executive vice president and chief people officer, the company said Monday.

Werthauser will report directly to Domino’s CEO Patrick Doyle and will join the company immediately. She will oversee human resources organization and maintain a “people-first culture” at company-owned units that employ a total of 12,000 people. 

“Judy comes to us with broad human resources knowledge, covering retail, banking and education, and even had the experience of an entrepreneur, having owned her own family business,” Doyle said. “I believe she is the right person to help guide us through the next phase of growth for our brand.”

Werthauser had been senior vice president of Target Corp., having worked her way up to the position since arriving at the Minneapolis-based retailer in 2008. She oversaw a 300-person human resources team there. 

Before Target, Werthauser was senior vice president of human resources for U.S. Bancorp in Minneapolis. She also held several senior human resources positions with Marshall Field’s department stores and directed student programs at the University of Minnesota. Additionally, she was co-owner and operations leader of Aljohn’s and Junkyard Retailers, a diverse retailing and manufacturing company she grew to 11 locations.

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