Woody Cornell brings extensive experience to Paris Corporation and currently serves as the Human Resources Director. Before joining the Paris team, Woody was the Human Resources Director for Cherry Hill Programs, an industry leader in experiential photography (mall Easter Bunnies and Santa Clauses). Prior to that position, Woody was the Human Resources Generalist at Holt Logistics Corporation a service provider of commercial, accounting, marketing and technology services to marine terminal operators, warehouses, and logistics companies.

As Human Resources Director, Woody oversees the Paris HR team which provides direct support to managers and employees in areas of performance management, recruiting, employee relations, benefits administration, HR compliance, safety, time and attendance, payroll, and company strategy.

Her areas of expertise include HR Compliance and Best Practices, Employee Relations, Investigations, Organizational Development, Mergers and Acquisitions, Performance Management, and Policy Development.

Woody holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Western Maryland College and a Master of Business Administration from Kaplan University. She is also certified as a Professional in Human Resources by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is an active member of the Tri State Human Resources Association.

Paris’ entrepreneurial spirit and innovative practices in addition to its family centered company culture are what drew Woody to Paris. “Paris is constantly evolving and forward thinking. That is appealing. I enjoy change, not just for the sake of the act itself, let’s not change what’s not broken, but for the opportunities in advancement, betterment and leadership.”

Woody Cornell believes in honest, transparent communications – “I enjoy establishing connections and building relationships, I’m a collaborator. Most people describe me as real with a sense of humor – I’ll take that.  We need to be able to laugh at ourselves and enjoy life. Sounds cheesy but it’s quite simple.  Do the right thing, communicate honestly and openly, practice gratitude, and strive for greatness not perfection.”