Stephanie Neal Named Cherry Bekaert Chief Human Resources Officer

NealSCherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the nation’s top public accounting firms, is delighted to welcome Stephanie P. Neal as the Firm’s new Chief Human Resources Officer.

Neal brings to Cherry Bekaert over 20 years of human resources experience. As Chief Human Resources Officer, she will employ her collaborative leadership style to provide Cherry Bekaert guidance in improving organizational strategy, developing operational effectiveness, and elevating team performance. In addition, Neal will offer proactive solutions and sound practices that support the Firm’s strategic growth.

Throughout Neal’s career, she has consulted with companies nationwide in the professional services, healthcare, manufacturing, service/retail, telecommunication, education, and nonprofit sectors. She has provided operational solutions involving talent development, compensation and total rewards, ethics and integrity practices, employment regulatory compliance, workforce planning, and organizational effectiveness. Later senior leadership roles further honed Stephanie’s ability to create business-driven people strategy in areas of talent acquisition, learning development, culture, and growth.

“Stephanie is an accomplished senior executive with the ability to deliver tailored solutions in support of human resource and people strategies,” remarked Paul D. Fedorkowicz, the Firm’s Chief Administrative Officer. “Her passion for organizational service and growing highly functioning teams will benefit our associates and promote the Firm’s growth efforts.”

Prior to joining the Firm, Neal spent six years at the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA, Inc.). Her responsibilities involved serving as thought leader and business partner to three hospitals, focusing on talent acquisition, workforce planning and fostering a healthy culture. Most recent to Neal’s arrival at Cherry Bekaert, she was a Hospital System Vice President, Human Resources with HCA Virginia.

Neal received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Radford University, and completed the Master of Business Administration program at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a national chapter member of the Society for Human Resource Management, and a board member of Westminster Canterbury Richmond.