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New Senior VP of Human Resources to Help Lead Expansion and Growth at Sweetwater

Christian Wissmuller • People • June 19, 2019

Sweetwater has announced the hiring of Troy Poe as a second Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

Prior to joining Sweetwater, Poe led Human Resources at Blue Man Group Las Vegas and national award-winning Towbin Automotive Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State, has served on advisory boards for SHRM (Society Human Resource Management) and holds their SHRM-SCP designation.

As Sweetwater continues a major expansion project that includes a huge increase in staffing, he will help guide the hiring of hundreds of new employees over the next four years.

“I’m very excited to be part of the Sweetwater team,” said Poe. “Sweetwater has emerged as one of the best places in the country to work. I hope to build on the company’s stellar reputation and further improve the experience for current and potential employees.”

“We are thrilled to have someone with Troy’s expertise and knowledge,” said Sweetwater founder and owner Chuck Surack. “His extensive background in HR along with his passion for making music will serve him well in his new role. His leadership will be vital as we grow, nearly doubling our workforce in just a few years’ time.”

Poe will work alongside Jeff McDonald, who’s been the Senior VP of Human Resources for 14 years. “The tremendous growth we’ve experienced in recent years has been astounding. As we continue to expand, Troy’s influence will be invaluable,” said McDonald. “I look forward to working with him.”

Poe is a guitarist who has played some of the most popular stages on the famed Las Vegas Strip, such as House of Blues and Hard Rock. He’s been involved in several charitable organizations including Make A Wish, Three Square, Shade Tree, and Route 91.

He was recently featured in the nationally distributed Sin City Presents magazine for his guitar work. His wife Kelly is a fitness instructor and former educator who is active in school programs with their twin boys Myles and Dylan.

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