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Bojangles announced this week that leading human resources and change management strategist Monica Sauls will join the company as Chief People Officer.
The new appointment means Sauls makes history as the first Black person to serve on Bojangles’ senior leadership team in the company’s 43-year history. Her new position is effective Sept. 15.
“As the Chief People Officer, I will focus on building and maintaining a people-centered culture where everyone at Bojangles can do their best work and help the company succeed,” Sauls said in a statement.
According to the company’s press release, Sauls will lead talent acquisition, talent development, employee relations, diversity and inclusion and culture stewardship.
“At Bojangles, our strength is our people, so we’re delighted to have Monica’s experience and expertise on our leadership team to help nurture our most important asset,” said Armario. “This is a critical new role as the Bojangles system looks to hire more than 30,000 new employees due to expected growth and demand over the next 12 months and build on our commitment to diversity and inclusion to create a culture where all employees are respected and valued.”
Sauls boasts two decades of experience leading human resources functions and culture transformations within large, complex global organizations. She held human resources roles where she led a team of field HR business partners for Duke Energy’s Fossil Hydro and Nuclear divisions. Sauls was also responsible for senior executive and leadership development strategies at the Boeing Company, as well as key human resources and talent management leadership positions for Walgreens and Ingersoll Rand.
“I’m excited to join the Bojangles family and look forward to serving as a key strategic partner to Jose and his leadership team,” Sauls said. “As the Chief People Officer, I will focus on building and maintaining a people-centered culture where everyone at Bojangles can do their best work and help the company succeed.”