Cedar Fair Entertainment Company has announced Monica Sauls has joined the company as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. Sauls will be in situ at the company’s office in Charlotte, North Carolina, and deal with President and Chief Executive Officer, Richard A. Zimmerman.

“I’m delighted to join the Cedar Fair family and I look forward to partnering with Richard and his leadership team to deliver on the company’s strategic priorities,” Sauls said. “There is so much exciting work taking place across the organization, and I have been impressed by the team’s commitment to creating a culture in which associates are engaged, inspired and recognized for their contributions to the company’s success.”

Sauls has more than 20 years of experience leading HR functions and culture transformations within large global organizations. She was recently senior vice president and chief people officer of the chicken restaurant chain Bojangles.

Before that, Sauls was the senior human resources strategic business solutions leader for Duke Energy between 2018 and 2020. And from 2014 to 2018, she served as a senior executive and leadership development director for global aerospace leader Boeing. 

“Sauls comes with more than two decades of experience in aligning business and human resources strategy to drive innovation, employee engagement, and revenue growth for leading consumer brands,” said Zimmerman. “Her vision, counsel and insights will provide tremendous value as we continue to execute our long-range strategic plan.”

Sauls obtained a master’s degree in human resources and industrial relations from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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