EATON — Henny Penny last week announced Reginald “Reggie” Stover has joined the company as its Chief People Officer.
Stover brings more than 25 years of experience in human resources, employee experience, and people-focused operations. Stover will lead Henny Penny’s human resources, well-being, communications, and corporate social responsibility teams.
Henny Penny has experienced rapid and sustained growth in its workforce in response to growing business demand from its worldwide customers. Stover will support this continued growth through a people-focused strategy that elevates and scales culture, employee experience, talent acquisition and retention, training and development, performance management, compensation, benefits, and total rewards.
Stover most recently served as an HR Executive Consultant & Certified Executive Coach at C-Suite Success, and previously was Chief People & Employee Experience Officer (CHRO) at Boston Children’s Hospital. He joins Henny Penny with over two decades of experience that spans the food, healthcare, industrial mining, financial services, and manufacturing industries at companies including Pepsi Beverages Co., Cleveland Clinic, Nestle, General Electric, USAA, Covia, and Illinois Tool Works.
“I’m thrilled to join Henny Penny at such an exciting time. I was drawn to the company’s unique and authentic people-focused culture that’s ownership-oriented,” Stover said. “Henny Penny is an agile organization that strives toward continuous improvement. I look forward to building on its strengths to envision and design a visionary workplace that elevates the employees’ experience and positions Henny Penny as a top employer within and beyond the Dayton region, Ohio, and our industry.”
Stover will become a member of the company’s executive leadership team and report to Steve Maggard, Henny Penny’s President. In addition to holding a Master of Science degree in Organizational Development from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Cincinnati, Stover is a certified professional executive coach and earned a Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification.
“We’re an employee-owned company on a journey to make a positive difference in people’s lives. We are excited to welcome Reggie, a servant leader with a passion for developing people and culture,” Rob Connelly, Henny Penny Chairman & CEO, said. “We know he is the right leader to strategically shape employees’ workplace experience — both now and in the future — to ensure our employees thrive. His leadership and experience will enable us to elevate our support of Henny Penny’s employee-owners, customers, and community as we navigate our evolution and growth.”