Chuck Hyde named CEO of The Soderquist Center

Siloam Springs, Ark. (June 3, 2010) — John Brown University and The Soderquist Center have named Chuck Hyde the new Chief Executive Officer of the Soderquist Center. Hyde has been serving as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer for the past two years.

“Chuck has done excellent work serving as the COO during the past two years and this promotion recognizes his faithful and outstanding leadership at The Center,” said Dr. Chip Pollard, JBU president.

As The Center’s CEO, Hyde will be responsible for providing direct leadership in all areas of the Center including execution of vision and strategy, performance to budget, all human and capital resources, and long-term sustainability of the organization.

“I’ve come to believe that it really matters who you work with and for, and I know I’m tremendously blessed in that area,” Hyde said. “For 12 years, we’ve been able to do amazing work at the Center with some of the best companies and leaders in the world, and we are poised to do some special things going forward. I’m grateful for the confidence placed in me from Chip, Don and our team.”

Hyde originally joined The Soderquist Center in 2005. In addition to operations, Hyde has also served in customer relations and business development. Previously, he was a team leader for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, where he worked for over a decade in supply chain operations. Hyde holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas and a MBA from John Brown University.

The Soderquist Center offers a values-based approach to leadership, organizational and team development. Located on the campus of John Brown University in Siloam Springs, the Center was founded in 1998 in honor of Don Soderquist, former COO and Senior Vice-Chairman of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. For more information visit www.soderquist.org.