BD (NYSE:BDX) this week announced that it appointed Shana Neal as chief people officer, effective April 4.
Neal will oversee the Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based company’s human resources, communications and social investing functions globally, including talent acquisition and management; total rewards; HR operations; HR business partnering and inclusion, diversity, equity and engagement.
Prior to becoming chief people officer, Neal held numerous human resources leadership positions at BD between 2005 and 2018. She then joined Owens & Minor as executive VP and chief human resources officer in 2018, where she also served as president of the Owens & Minor Foundation and the executive sponsor for Environmental, Social and Governance initiatives.
Neal replaces Betty Larson who was named to a new role in the healthcare industry, according to the company. Neal will report to BD chairperson, CEO and president Tom Polen.
“Shana’s highly regarded work and demonstrated leadership across a range of HR capabilities, coupled with her deep, first-hand knowledge of our industry and BD’s talent, HR capabilities and culture, make her the ideal person to lead this function into the future,” Polen said in a news release. “I’m proud to welcome Shana back to BD as our new chief people officer, which is a key role to empower our teams to deliver on our purpose as we advance our BD 2025 strategy and create value for all of our stakeholders.”