Dawn Foods, a global leader in bakery manufacturing and ingredients distribution based in Jackson, announced the promotion of Michelle Vickers to senior vice president of global labor, employment, diversity, and compliance.
In this newly created role, Vickers’ responsibilities will include overall labor relations and compliance; diversity, equity, and inclusion metrics and compliance; safety and security; crisis management; supporting mergers and acquisitions; and Dawn’s Code of Excellence program.
“This is an exciting step in my career at Dawn and a testament to the organization’s commitment to provide growth opportunities for team members,” says Vickers. “I have been fortunate to forge a non-traditional career path that has helped me gain broad knowledge, a better understanding of the challenges leaders face and become a solution-oriented partner.
“I look forward to working more closely with our global strategic leaders to ensure that Dawn continues to provide a great partnership for our customers, great experiences for our team members and an even stronger focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.”
Vickers previously served as vice president of people — global functions and North America, where she was responsible for developing and executing Dawn’s labor strategy in support of the overall company, development, and management of human resources processes along with contributing to the people team’s global and North America strategy.
“Michelle’s extensive understanding of labor relations, global business strategy and crisis management will help continue to elevate Dawn and drive global alignment for our business and our team members,” says Scott Thayer, chief legal officer and corporate secretary at Dawn Foods. “We look forward to her added leadership to the global law and governance team, and we are proud of her growth within the company.”