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Flowers Foods Names Cindy Cox as Newest Chief Human Resources Officer; A. Ryals McMullian Comments

Flowers Foods Names Cindy Cox as Newest Chief Human Resources Officer; A. Ryals McMullian Comments


THOMASVILLE, GA
Tuesday, February 7th, 2023

Cindy Cox has taken on a new Chief role at Flowers Foods. Recently, the provider announced Cox has been named Chief Human Resources Officer to lead the company's human resources organization.

Cindy Cox, Chief Human Resources Officer, Flowers FoodsCox joins Flowers from Carrier Corporation, where she most recently served as Vice President of Human Resources for the Refrigeration segment. During her 27-year tenure at Pratt & Whitney and Carrier Corporation, she held multiple HR roles of increasing scale and responsibility.

Cox attended Purdue University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and supervision management and a master’s degree in human resources management. She also earned a Juris Doctorate focused on employment and labor law from the University of Connecticut.

Cindy Cox has taken on a new Chief role at Flowers Foods, stepping into the position of Chief Human Resources Officer

She will be reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer A. Ryals McMullian.

A. Ryals McMullian, President and Chief Executive Officer, Flowers Foods“Cindy brings a distinguished track record of excellence in human resources management to Flowers, and I’m confident that she will make a tremendous impact as our new CHRO,” said McMullian. “Her passion for both driving successful talent management programs and strengthening employee relations will be instrumental as we continue to advance the employee experience at Flowers.”

According to the release, Cox assumes the CHRO role from Tonja Taylor, who plans to retire from the company in early summer 2023.

Tonja Taylor, Exiting Chief Human Resources Officer, Flowers FoodsTaylor joined Flowers nearly 25 years ago and has held the position of CHRO since January 2017. In the months ahead, she will serve as Executive Vice President, Human Resources, providing counsel on several key in-flight projects and helping to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.

“Tonja has been integral in evolving and shaping our HR organization, and I would like to express my sincere gratitude for her service to Flowers,” added McMullian. “Her contributions in the months ahead will be much appreciated, and we wish her all the best when she retires later this year.”

Cheers to Cindy Fox and Tonja Taylor as they start their new journeys.

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