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Henny Penny Names Reginald “Reggie” Stover Chief People Officer

Veteran HR executive will support Henny Penny’s continued growth through a people-focused strategy that elevates employees’ experience

Henny Penny today announced that 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.

“We’re an employee-owned company on a journey to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives,” said Rob Connelly, Henny Penny Chairman & CEO. “We know that having the right leader in place to strategically shape employees’ workplace experience, both now and in the future, will ensure our employees thrive. We are excited to welcome Reggie, a servant leader with a passion for developing people and culture. We are confident that his perspective will help us continue serving the needs of our employees, customers, and community as we navigate our evolution and growth.”

Stover most recently served as a 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,” said Stover. “I was drawn to the company’s unique and authentic people-focused culture that’s ownership-oriented. Henny Penny is an agile organization that strives towards 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 President. In addition to holding a Master of Science degree in Organizational Development from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH 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.


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About Henny Penny

Employee-owned Henny Penny provides high-volume, high quality hot foodservice equipment and solutions to top global foodservice chains in more than 100 countries through trusted partnerships, robust products and expertise, and a commitment to customer satisfaction. Every day, millions of people around the world eat food prepared with Henny Penny products, including quick-service, full-service, and fast casual restaurants, supermarkets, and convenience stores. Founded in 1957, Henny Penny became an employee-owned company in 2014 and is headquartered in Eaton, Ohio.

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Henny Penny Contact

Emily Flanigan

Corporate Communications Director