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 Amy Benson joined the Breakthrough Twin Cities Board in 2022 because she was inspired by the organization’s incredible results and its dual focus on preparing students for college and building a more diverse pipeline of future educators. 

Amy is an HR leader who is passionate about business results, equitable experiences and building strong culture. In her current role, Amy serves as Vice President of Human Resources at Target Corporation, leading a talented global HR team that supports Target’s Merchandising, Sourcing, Design, Strategy and Food & Beverage businesses. Amy began her career at Target in 2002 as an HR Intern, and has subsequently served in a variety of leadership roles across HR including Pay and Benefits, Talent Development and Talent Management. 

Amy and her husband Craig are proud parents of three kids – two in elementary school and one in middle school. Some of her family’s favorite activities include traveling, spending time with family and friends, boating and skiing. 

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