Top human resource and change management strategist, Monica Sauls in September made history as Bojangles Inc.’s First Chief People Officer. She also makes history as the First African American to Serve on the Southern Food Chain’s Senior Leadership Team in the company’s 43-year history.
Monica Sauls in her new role lends her expertise towards fostering the company’s culture, ensuring current team members live up to expectations and attracting new talent to support the company’s growth.
“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 then or her new role upon her appointment.
Reporting directly to Bojangles CEO Jose Armario, Sauls with two decades of experience leading human resources functions and culture transformations within large, complex global organizations leads 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.”
Most recently the top executive held human resources roles where she led a team of field HR business partners for Duke Energy’s Fossil Hydro and Nuclear divisions. Prior to Duke Energy. She also has served in key human resources and talent management leadership roles 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.” She said.
Sauls holds a master’s degree in human resources and industrial relations from University of Minnesota Twin Cities and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Bojangles, Inc. founded in 1977 is a highly differentiated and growing restaurant operator and franchisor dedicated to serving customers high-quality, craveable food made from Southern recipes.