Papa John's Names First-Ever Chief People Officer
Papa John's has named Marvin Boakye as its first-ever Chief People Officer. In this newly created role, he’ll play a critical part in implementing the company’s talent management strategy, which includes overseeing people operations, compensation, benefits, and learning and development. Boakye has held several HR roles in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. He most recently served as VP of Human Resources at petroleum company Andeavor in San Antonio, which was recently acquired by Marathon Petroleum. Boakye previously was Chief Human Resources Officer for the Canadian telecommunications company MTS Allstream. He has held senior human resources positions at Goodyear, Pulte Group, and The Home Depot. The 1995 University of Winnipeg graduate earned his Master’s from Royal Roads University. The company has a long road to brand recovery after John Schnatter, founder of the Papa John's pizza chain, stepped down as Chairman of the Board after using a racial slur about African Americans during a conference call last year. More here.