ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 4, 2016 (hospitalitybusinessnews.com) — Domino’s Pizza the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, has named Judy L. Werthauser to the brand’s Global Leadership Team as executive vice president and chief people officer, reporting to Domino’s CEO J. Patrick Doyle. Werthauser joins Domino’s effective today.
In her new role, Werthauser will be responsible for leading a best-in-class human resource organization and maintaining a people-first culture for the brand’s company-owned stores, which employ more than 12,000 team members.
“Judy comes to us with broad human resources knowledge, covering retail, banking and education – and has even had the experience of an entrepreneur, having owned her own family business,” said Doyle. “I believe she is the right person to help guide us through the next phase of growth for our brand.”
Werthauser comes to Domino’s from Target Corp., where she was senior vice president of HR. She joined Target in 2008, holding increasing levels of HR responsibilities there. These included overseeing a 300-person HR team in the Minneapolis headquarters, supporting over 15,000 Target team members, and in Bangalore, India. She provided oversight and direction for significant organizational change at Target, including the company’s transformation to an omni-channel retailer with Target.com and Mobile, Target Technology Services, the establishment of an enterprise business intelligence function and in-house management of all online related strategies.
Prior to Target, Werthauser was senior vice president of HR for U.S. Bancorp in Minneapolis. She also held several senior HR positions at Marshall Field’s department stores and directed student programs at the University of Minnesota. She was also the co-owner and operations leader of Aljohn’s and Junkyard Retailers, a diverse retailing and manufacturing company that she grew from one to 11 locations.