Jacksonville, Fla (January 17, 2021) – Suddath®, a leading global transportation, relocation and logistics company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Beiter as its new chief people officer (CPO).
Michelle brings extensive experience and proven leadership skills to the organization, cultivated over more than 25 years in various human resource disciplines. She has a proven track record of helping companies, clients and employees succeed together.
Michelle most recently served as vice president of HR with ODW Logistics. While there, Michelle and her team successfully led the organization through change, including strategic acquisitions, the revision of talent planning and development models, and improvement of the organization’s overall digital fluency. She also implemented new performance measurement and total reward programs that helped the company create efficiencies, scale the business and improve employee engagement.
“Michelle shares our fundamental belief that an organization’s people are its greatest assets,” said Michael Brannigan, president and CEO of The Suddath Companies. “Fostering a positive and rewarding workforce experience in which our team members grow and thrive is a top priority for our business today, just as it has been throughout our history. Michelle’s blend of industry experience and proven success in leading and developing people will help us continue to attract and retain the best talent, preserving Suddath’s position as a destination of choice for employees.”
Prior to her role with ODW, Michelle served as vice president of HR with Safelite AutoGlass, where she led a team of 65 HR professionals to manage employee relations, recruitment, total rewards, HRIS improvements, and learning and development initiatives. She has also held senior leadership positions in compensation and HR within the financial services, healthcare, insurance and retail sectors.
“I am humbled and excited to join The Suddath Companies,” shares Beiter. “What attracted me most to this role was that Suddath is a people-powered and customer-driven organization, and when you have those two things working together, the sky is the limit. I look forward to helping the team take our workforce experience to the next level.”
Beiter serves as CPO for the company’s 2,000+ global workforce from its headquarter location in Jacksonville, Florida.