Patty Hoppenstedt: Nicaragua, 9/11, and Serving Southwestern
- Posted by Action Catalyst
- On September 13, 2022
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- Business, human resources, leadership, management, Nicaragua, overcome adversity, security
Patty Hoppenstedt, Chief Operations and People Officer for Southwestern Family of Companies, shares her upbringing in Central America and the natural disaster that helped shape her early life, to her beginnings in security in the 9/11 era, stint in city management, and the influences and determination from her unique background that help her create the safest, most inviting work environment for employees of all types.
Patty Hoppenstedt is an experienced innovator and strategic thinker with extensive executive leadership in human resources (HR), operations, and local government administration, in-depth knowledge in strategic Human Capital Management best practices in all aspects of the employee lifecycle, including Talent Acquisition and Onboarding, Professional Development, Employee Engagement, Compensation, Employee Relations, Benefits/Leave Administration, Workforce Planning, Policy Development, HRMS Administration, People Analytics, HR Data and Reporting, Performance Management and Project Management, and demonstrated success in achieving business results by identifying efficiencies and key strategies.
Prior to joining Southwestern, Hoppenstedt held HR leadership roles at a variety of companies and city governments including DentaQuest, Amedisys, Village of Schaumburg, and Levy Security Corporation. She attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and holds an MBA specializing in Human Resources Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University.
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