Southwestern Family of Companies announced that Patty Hoppenstedt, previously Vice President of Human Resources, has been promoted to Chief Operations and People Officer. Hoppenstedt is also a member of the Southwestern Family of Companies Board of Directors.
Hoppenstedt has almost three decades of experience in operations and HR leadership and was selected to be a member of Chief, a network of 10,000 senior executives designed to magnify the influence of the most powerful women in executive leadership in the United States.
“In her time at Southwestern, Patty has become a great strategic partner to all of the businesses in the family of companies–helping us achieve best practices and creating efficiencies around our human resources and recruiting practices,” said Henry Bedford, CEO and Chairman of the Board for SWFC. “Patty has a strong background in operations that is certain to be equally as valuable to the businesses as she partners with them around their operations.”