Denise Beers-Kiepper was named OTO’s Vice President of Human Resources in January 2019. Denise leads our human resources team, which supports ~2,400 employees across the country with competitive pay and a full array of benefits. She is tasked with recruiting, growing and retaining top talent while developing OTO into the hospitality industry’s destination employer.
An alumna of The Ohio State University, Denise brings a diverse background to her role, with experience in business, human resources and organizational development at companies ranging from tech start-up to Fortune 500. She’s spent 20+ years creating positive cultures, developing human capital strategy and fostering high-performing teams.
Denise joined OTO from MadDog Technology, a start-up focused on Cloud-based platforms designed to improve business revenue; prior to that, she was Senior Vice President of Regional Human Resources at Fifth Third Bank, one of the largest banks in the United States.
Away from the office, Denise is committed to community service. Before moving to OTO’s corporate hometown, she was an active in the Detroit community, serving on the President’s Leadership Counsel for Detroit Cristo Rey High School and volunteering with Detroit Horse Power, a non-profit that brings inner city kids and horses together.
Denise has two children – a daughter in medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and a son on the hockey team at Adrian College – as well as a Corgi pup and a very fat cat.