Love’s Travel Stops announced Thursday that it has hired Les Thompson as the company’s first chief human resources officer and vice president of human resources. Thompson comes from ProMedica, where he served as chief human resources officer.
“Adding the CHRO position strengthens Love’s commitment to being a great place to work and attracting and retaining talented people as the company continues to grow,” said Shane Wharton, president of Love’s. “Les’ broad human resources knowledge, visionary mindset and ability to anticipate challenges makes him the perfect fit for this role.”
Thompson, selected after a national search, will report to Wharton. He will provide oversight and direction for Love’s human resources operations and support overall organizational goals for growth and profitability through effective human resources strategy. Thompson has a breadth of experience in business and human resources leadership, employee relations, strategic planning, talent management, acquisitions and development and more.
“I’m excited to join Love’s and help the company continue to be successful by hiring and growing extraordinary talent,” said Thompson. “My team will use existing and new strategic initiatives to make sure Love’s is known throughout the country as being a top-tier employer..”