Characterized as a key executive with a proven track record of driving operational excellence, Kecia Steelman has been named President—on top of her role as Chief Operating Officer—at Ulta Beauty.

“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,” said Dave Kimbell, Chief Executive Officer, in a company statement.

As President and Chief Operating Officer, Steelman has responsibility for corporate strategy, information technology, store and services operations, supply chain, Ulta Beauty at Target, loss prevention, and enterprise-wide transformation and optimization efforts. She will continue to report to Kimbell.

Steelman has been with Ulta Beauty for nine years. She was named Chief Operating Officer in June 2021 after serving as Chief Store Operations Officer since September 2015. She joined Ulta Beauty as Senior Vice President, Store Operations in July 2014. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, Steelman was Group Vice President at Family Dollar Stores from 2011 to 2014, after joining the company in 2009 as Vice President, Store Development and Store Operations. From 2005 to 2009, she was 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.