Category: Organizations with 7,500 or more employees
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief HR Officer
Company: The Schwan Food Co., Bloomington, Minn.
Key HR Challenges: Transforming Schwan's approach to talent management so it would be more closely aligned with the business' objectives.
Key HR Accomplishments: Put in place a single talent-management function and key talent-management initiatives, particularly in the area of leadership development; transformed the HR function at Schwan to one of trusted adviser to the CEO, business leader and strategist; developed an onboarding program aimed specifically at engaging new senior leaders in the company's mission and values.