Hood Appoints Mann To Drive Culture

Hood Industries, Inc. announced the promotion of April Mann to Vice President of People Operations and Culture. She replaces Terry Lawhead, who earlier this year was named the Vice President of Human Resources for Hood Companies.

Mann joined Hood Industries in August 2018 after a six-year tenure as the Finance & Human Resources manager for BAE Systems in Hattiesburg, Miss. She began her career at Hood as the employment manager before being promoted to corporate manager of Employment & HR Services. She earned her BBA from Georgia State University, as well as an MBA from Mississippi State University.

The Vice President of People Operations and Culture plays an important role throughout Hood Industries to help create concepts and systems to make sure the company has the internal leadership, talent and culture in place to achieve its vision. In this role, Mann is part of the senior executive team reporting directly to the president of the company.

Hood Industries President Jay Galloway comments, “I look forward to working with April and her team on building the culture we desire for Hood Industries. I am confident in her ability to lead and guide the People Operations function as we continue our renewed focus to serve and support our employees. I know everyone in the organization will provide the necessary support so we can achieve our potential as an organization.”

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