To kick off 2024, we want to introduce you to several of our newest employees. First up, meet April Lowe-Royster, Director of Global Talent Acquisition!
What brought you to L&P?
What initially excited me about my role is different than what excites me today. At first, L&P’s story was most compelling to me—I loved the history of the company and seeing how it’s evolved over the decades. I thought a company with this kind of staying power is attractive and somewhere that I can call my professional home. Once I began to understand the current day in and day out of the company, I became excited by the endless possibilities of helping build something meaningful and impactful within our Human Resources, by way of Talent Acquisition, space. I love that I have an opportunity to be part of a team with plans and initiatives that are continuously developing.
What are you enjoying about your role so far?
By far, I am enjoying the people! Everyone at L&P has been so incredibly welcoming. The people that I’ve met are smart, capable, and have good intentions. They care about L&P as a whole and about their teams. Everyone I’ve met during the past three months has been receptive to my thoughts and big ideas, and I am excited to jump in, dig deep, and add value.
What’s something unique about you?
I was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, and trust me—being from Orlando, you understand how rare that is! Everyone in Florida is from somewhere else and often just visiting.
Have you set any personal or professional goals for yourself?
Professionally, I’m striving to establish and grow a strong professional network and to build meaningful connections with my colleagues and other industry professionals. The world of talent is always evolving, and it’s important to stay ahead of the curve. I’ve found that fostering relationships with those who walk alongside me goes a long way in staying abreast of what’s coming and relevant so I can ensure we are operating best in class.
Personally, I have set a goal to train for and complete a 10K run. I start training this month!
Our four company values are Put People First, Do the Right Thing, Do Great Work Together, and Take Ownership and Raise the Bar. What does it mean to you to Do the Right Thing?
To me, Doing the Right Thing means making decisions that are morally and ethically just and doing so with integrity and honesty. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. so famously said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience and comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”, and so it is with doing the right thing. It’s easy to do when everyone is watching, but what you choose to do when no one is watching is what defines your character.