Director, Health Benefits, Target Corporation

Steve Lafferty is currently one of the directors of benefits at Target. He is responsible for all health and wellness benefits for more than 300,000 Target team members in the U.S. In addition to overseeing the health and wellness benefit plan design and implementation, he is also responsible for the development and implementation of Target's cross-company well-being strategy.

Prior to his current role, Lafferty had over 16 years of merchandising experience in the retail industry. He joined Target in January 2000, and held various positions throughout the organization. As Senior Manager of Healthcare Strategy, he led a cross-company team in the development and implementation of Target's health and wellness business strategy to grow Target's market share in the health and wellness categories of prescription pharmacy, over-the-counter pharmacy, clinics, food, and fitness. His health and wellness experience in merchandising led him to his current role in benefits. Before joining Target, he held various merchandising positions with Office Depot and The Home Shopping Network.

Lafferty graduated from the University of Florida in 1990 with a BS in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing and minoring in Spanish.


Markle Affiliations

  • Health Collaborator
  • Work Group on Consumer Engagement