Ulta Beauty’s Chief Operating Officer Kecia Steelman is adding a new role to her title. The beauty retailer recently announced that Steelman has been named President and will hold the new position alongside her role as Chief Operating Officer.
Serving as both President and Chief Operating Officer for Ulta Beauty, Steelman will be responsible for corporate strategy, information technology, store and services operations, supply chain, Ulta Beauty at Target, loss prevention, and enterprise-wide transformation and optimization efforts. Additionally, she will continue to report to Chief Executive Officer Dave Kimbell.
“Kecia is a talented executive with a proven track record of driving operational excellence while fostering a caring and inclusive culture and creating exceptional guest experiences,” said Kimball. “Over the last year, Kecia has increased her scope and influence within our organization, and this expanded role recognizes her value to the company and her many contributions to our success, while also demonstrating our ongoing confidence in her leadership to help us drive profitable growth for the company over the coming years.”
Steelman first joined Ulta Beauty as Senior Vice President of Store Operations in July 2014 and was named Chief Operating Officer in June 2021, after serving as Chief Store Operations Officer since September 2015. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, she was Group Vice President at Family Dollar Stores from 2011 to 2014, after joining the company in 2009 as Vice President of Store Development and Store Operations. From 2005 to 2009, she served as Vice President, General Manager of Expo Design Center, Home Depot Design Center, and YardBIRDs as well as Director of New Store Innovations at the Home Depot Corporation. Steelman also served in a variety of retail operations and merchandising roles at Target Corporation from 1993 to 2005.
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