- Category: Notable Women in Human Resources
- Number of years working in your current industry: 5
- Undergrad degree/university: BA Management and Marketing/St. Mary's University
- Graduate degree/university: MBA/DePaul University
Caitie Bowers, director of human resources at Maglio Companies, joined the organization in 2016 with the goal of transforming a legacy human resources department into a modern-day “shepherd of the talent.”
According to Maglio president Sam Maglio Jr., Bowers’ positive attitude, communication skills, and passion for employee engagement have helped the organization recruit and retain talented employees through the challenges of 2020. Maglio Companies specializes in fresh fruits and vegetables and is an essential business that remained open the entire year, through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bowers worked with all areas of the company to formulate COVID-related safety procedures in a bilingual environment across three locations (Massachusetts, Texas and Wisconsin). She’s helped Maglio to keep employee morale high through creative safety-focused employee events.
Her implementation of a new initiative, “Culture, Clarity and Cohesion,” has brought all departments together to speed development and delivery of new products and services to a stressed marketplace.
Bowers also gives back professionally as the HR forum chair at Food and Beverage Wisconsin and personally as the Ozaukee Youth Hockey Committee chair.