Kevin Alan Henry
Appointed Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
At Extended Stay America, Inc. in Charlotte - SC, USA
Mr. Henry will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Jim Donald and will be responsible for all aspects of the Company’s human resource functions and guest relations across the portfolio’s nearly 700 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Henry will succeed Robert Joyce, who is retiring. Mr. Joyce will continue in an advisory capacity until the end of the year.
Mr. Henry joins Extended Stay America with more than 20 years of experience in human resources, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Relations Officer of Charlotte-based corporation Snyder’s-Lance Inc. (NASDAQ:LNCE). Mr. Henry was responsible for the company’s human resources, public and government affairs, community relations and communications functions. Additionally, Mr. Henry co-authored with executive teams and the company’s Board of Directors, multi-year strategic plans and annual operating priorities, budget and financial objectives intended to drive a superior rate of return for shareholders. Previous to his position at Snyder’s-Lance Inc., Mr. Henry was Chief Human Resources Officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated.
Mr. Henry is a graduate of Cornell University School of Industrial Labor Relations, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Labor Relations. He has earned a number of significant professional achievements, including being recognized as top HR Executive in US Business by ExecRank and garnering a “Top 40 under 40” acknowledgment by Charlotte Business Journal. Mr. Henry currently serves on the Boards of The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, The Harvey B. Gantt Center and Johnson C. Smith University as well as holding the position as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Charlotte Latin Day School and Johnson C. Smith University’s Board of Visitors.