Bakers Journal

Heather Dumas named Chief People Officer at Ardent Mills

October 22, 2021
By Colleen Cross

Denver, Colo. – Heather Dumas has joined flour-milling and ingredient company Ardent Mills as its chief people officer. In this role, Dumas will be responsible for all aspects of human resources, people management and internal communications. She is part of Ardent Mills’ Senior Leadership Team.

“At Ardent Mills, our people are central to our success,” said Dan Dye, chief executive officer at Ardent Mills. “Heather, with her wealth of experience across a number of industries and companies, shares our vision for enhancing our people-first, values-based culture and will help build strong collaboration to drive growth for our customers. We are confident she will find new ways to support our people’s development and ensure that all team members feel included and supported.”

In her role as chief people officer, Dumas will develop and drive integrated programs to support the company’s business plans and growth objectives.

Dumas comes to Ardent Mills from Air Methods Corporation, where she spent more than five years on the executive team as the chief human resources officer. In this role, she served more than 5,200 teammates in the company’s health-care and tourism businesses. Before joining Air Methods Corporation, she served as senior vice-president of global human resources and safety at Gates Corporation.

“I’m looking forward to supporting the hard-working team members at the center of this important work and to join a company that shares my passion of putting people first and helping them grow and develop into the best version of themselves,” Dumas said.

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