St. Louis-based Schnuck Markets on Thursday named Jada D. Reese the grocer’s new chief people officer, effective Monday.
Reese brings with her 26 years of professional experience, including human resources leadership posts at Enterprise Bank & Trust, BJC Healthcare, Express Scripts and Anheuser-Busch.
She will lead the human resources team at Schnucks and will oversee recruitment, retention, labor relations, training and development, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, and culture and values integration for the grocer’s 12,000 employees.
With her hiring, Reese will become a member of the retailer’s 10-person executive strategy team.
“As we live our mission to nourish people’s lives, we know it begins with our most-important resource, our nearly 12,000 teammates,” Schnucks Chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck said in a statement. “Jada’s broad industry leadership experience in human resources, along with her values-based approach to empowering teams, will help us to position our teammates for success in everything we do to serve our customers.”
During her career, Reese has worked to create and implement diversity, equity and inclusion strategies; managed merger and acquisition integrations; developed employee recruitment and retention programs; and instituted change-management programs, Schnucks said.
Schnucks, which was founded in 1939, now operates 114 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.