Kathy Langlois will join the Zoomba Group team – publisher of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies and restaurant development + design – as vice president, effective February 14. In this newly created position, she will report to CEO and Founder, Maureen Slocum.
“We are thrilled to add Kathy to our already incredible team,” Slocum said. “Her experience in the publishing industry combined with her outstanding record as a consultative strategist will bring a whole new level of communication and content. Her passion and expertise will serve our customers – our readers – well and continue to strengthen Zoomba Group’s influence as a leader in the foodservice and hospitality industries.”
Langlois is a corporate culture strategist, problem solver and highly skilled communicator. Prior to joining Zoomba Group, she was a managing director for O.C. Tanner where Langlois consulted and provided SaaS technology solutions to Fortune 500 clients throughout North America. She also served as a speaker and moderator for various leadership groups. Langlois began her early career in hospitality, working in restaurants, hotels and the adventure cruise industry. She later moved to B2B publishing where she was an editor of American Agent & Broker magazine.
“I have built a career out of creating peak employee experiences in the corporate environment,” say Kathy. “As I reflect on my best professional and personal celebratory moments, most of them involved gathering at a table in a restaurant. I am thrilled to join Zoomba Group where I can combine my interests in people, hospitality and publishing. I look forward to working with the Zoomba Group team to connect our audiences and to serve up information and experiences in compelling ways.”
The news of Langlois’ hiring comes shortly after Zoomba Group tapped Samantha Slocum to serve as digital media editor for the company.