Tom Harms started working with the Center on Business and Poverty in 2006 prior to retiring from Staples, Inc. where he was the VP of Human Resource Administration. Before joining Staples in 1998, Tom worked for CVS Pharmacy for 9 years as a VP in Human Resources. Prior to joining CVS, Tom spent his career in department stores as a Human Resource Manager/Director working for Marshall Fields in Chicago for 2 years and Target Corporation (Dayton’s and Hudson’s divisions) in Detroit, Michigan and Minneapolis, Minnesota for 20 years.