US retailer Target Corp. has named Jeffrey Jones as chief marketing officer and executive vice president.

The announcement follows the resignation of former chief marketing officer and EVP Michael Francis in October. 

“Not only does Jeff have a proven track record of success in both the development and execution of countless marketing campaigns but Jeff is also a passionate, dedicated leader who understands the importance of working as a team,” said Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Target.

Jones most recently served as partner and president of McKinney, a Durham, NC based advertising agency. Prior to this, he held several positions at speciality clothing retailer Gap Inc.