MONTGOMERY – Dec. 28, 2015 –Jeremy Walker, a store team leader for Target Corp., was recently elected to the Alabama Retail Association’s board of directors. Walker’s term begins Jan. 1. Target has been an Alabama Retail member since 2003.
Walker has been with Target since 2001, serving in various roles in Alabama and Louisiana, including executive team leader, group facilities manager, group asset protection leader, and store team leader. During his time as store team leader in Montgomery in 2006, Walker’s store was the backdrop for then Gov. Bob Riley and other state leaders as the governor signed into law legislation, backed by the Alabama Retail Association, that created Alabama’s first statewide sales tax holiday for back-to-school shoppers.
Walker, a Jasper native, is currently the store team leader at the Super Target in Trussville. Founded in 1962, Target Corp. employs more than 375,000 people nationwide at its more than 2,000 stores, 22 of which are located in Alabama.
Prior to joining Target Corp., Walker was a district manager for Walmart for more than 10 years. Walker is a 1998 graduate of the Stillman Management Institute at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa. He and his wife, Beth, live in Trussville, and have four children: Lee, Kayle, Emma and Laine.
The Alabama Retail Association represents retailers, the largest private employer in the state of Alabama, before the Alabama Legislature and the U.S. Congress. Through sales of food, clothing, furniture, medicine and more, our 4,100 independent merchant and national company members touch almost every aspect of daily living. Since 1943, we’ve worked to promote what’s best for the retail industry in Alabama. Whether voicing the retail view when public policy is made, educating members about issues that impact them, negotiating rates for benefits and services or communicating the retail story, the Alabama Retail Association and its members are better together!
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