Peachtree Group Welcomes Vice President of People and Culture

July 18, 2023

Peachtree Group announced Tuesday Jenelle Zadik’s appointment as people and culture vice president for supporting Peachtree Hospitality Management. Zadik will be responsible for PHM’s human capital efforts, including talent acquisition, total rewards, workforce planning, development, retention and advancing the organization’s commitment to inclusion and diversity initiatives. She will report to Melissa Ross Smith, Peachtree’s COO.

“Our people are our company’s heart and driving force,” said Smith. “Jenelle’s well-rounded experience overseeing cross-functional teams will enrich Peachtree’s innovative culture and attract the best talent as we continue to grow our business. By instilling the right culture, we can improve our team members’ experiences and increase operational performance.”

Before joining Peachtree, Zadik, while accompanying her family on a diplomatic assignment, was the head of the community liaison office for the U.S. Consulate General in Nigeria. Prior experiences include human resources, learning & development and operations leadership positions. She has led teams across a wide range of brands, such as Studio Movie Grill, Integrity Brands, Ignite Restaurant Group and Outback Steakhouse. Additionally, she has supported organizations as a consultant, providing C-suite, fractional support over several years.

Zadik earned her Master of Science in Management, Strategy & Leadership with a concentration in strategic management from the Eli Broad School of Business, Michigan State University, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She holds a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential.

She has served on advisory boards, shared her industry insights through public speaking engagements, and produced relevant content for industry publications. Zadik has been active in organizations such as the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART), Association for Talent Development (ATD) and the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Council, and she has participated in programs such as Feeding Freedom and community advocacy organizations, including Autism Speaks, Habitat for Humanity, Race for the Cure, No Kid Hungry and Community in Schools mentoring.

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