Foodservice equipment designer and manufacturer Henny Penny Corporation promoted Carolyn Wall to the position of chief financial officer. Wall started at Henny Penny in 2008 and has served in the roles of controller and treasurer during the past five years.
“As a family-owned business, it’s important for us create an environment where our employees can grow and be rewarded,” says Rob Connelly, president of Henny Penny. “Carolyn has shown leadership, expertise, and professionalism throughout her time here and this promotion is the result of her excellence.”
As CFO, Wall will have overall responsibility for all aspects of financial management at Henny Penny, a role she has effectively been performing the past couple of years. She will also become a member of the company’s senior management team and help lead the company in overall planning and management efforts. A key aspect of her role is shaping Henny Penny’s investment in innovation.
“From our invention of the first commercial pressure fryer to creating open fryers that use 40 percent less oil, innovation has been a core part of our success,” Connelly says. “Carolyn’s dedication and expertise help ensure we’re putting resources in the most effective projects possible.”
At Henny Penny, Wall developed a strong financial management team and has also been a participant and leader in Henny Penny’s Strategic Planning Team and Planning and Execution Group. Carolyn is a CPA and a CMA, and prior to joining Henny Penny, spent 17 years with Ernst & Young and Reynolds & Reynolds.