Kevin A. Henry joined Extended Stay America in August 2014 as Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role he is responsible for all of the Company’s human resources, community affairs, and Training Standards and Guest Relations functions. Prior to his current role, Kevin was Human Resources Officer of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. as well as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, a position he had held since 2001. In this role, Kevin was responsible for all aspects of the Company’s human resources functions.
In addition, Kevin has held a variety of human resources positions over a 25 year career in the consumer products, retail and financial services industries.
Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Kevin is a graduate of Cornell University’s School Of Industrial and Labor Relations. He is a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity – Beta Delta Boulé.
Kevin and his wife Tina have two sons, Tyler and Taylor, and reside in Charlotte, North Carolina where they attend Central Church of God.
Kevin currently serves on the Boards of The DJ Dream Fund, The Harvey B. Gantt Center, and Johnson C. Smith University. Kevin is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Central Carolinas, Charlotte Latin Day School, Johnson C. Smith University’s Board of Visitors and the Charlotte Chamber’s Black Professional Network. He is a former Board Member of Junior Achievement, Queens University’s McColl School of Business and Teach for America and has served as an advisor for both The Charlotte Chapter of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources and PRIDE Magazine.
Kevin has been recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal as a Top 40 under 40 Award Winner. He was awarded the 2009 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award by the Urban League of Central Carolinas for his philanthropic work in the Community and leadership in the areas of Diversity and Inclusion and in 2010 Kevin was recognized as a Father of The Year by the National Father’s Day Council. In 2011, Kevin was recognized as a Charlotte Catalyst by Uptown Magazine. In 2012, Kevin received the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Distinguished Leader Award. In addition, Kevin was named by ExecRank (www.execrank.com) as the top HR Executive in US Business in 2012.