FEATURED MOVER | Stephanie McShane, Holly Poultry

Stephanie McShane was promoted to chief financial officer with Holly Poultry Inc., a family-owned Baltimore-based poultry processor and wholesale meat distributor.

In her new role, McShane will be responsible for managing company finances, which includes tracking cash flow, financial planning and analyzing the company’s financial position. She will also oversee all IT and human resources.

McShane has more than 20 years of professional leadership and strategic planning experience in a variety of industries, both in the U.S and overseas.

Prior to joining Holly Poultry in 2018, she worked with British Petroleum in multiple roles across the organization, including solar, retail, pipelines, drilling and major upstream projects, ending as the project manager for BP’s upstream risk management and reporting, where she remained until 2014 when she left to spend more time with her family.  Following her husband’s retirement from the military, McShane decided to return to work and joined Holly Poultry in early 2018.

McShane graduated from Hope College in 1990, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics. In 1995, she earned a Master of Science in accounting from the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University.  She passed the CPA exam in 1997.

Stephanie McShane, chief financial officer with Holly Poultry

Stephanie McShane, chief financial officer with Holly Poultry


Resides in:

Anne Arundel County


Bachelor of Arts in business administraiton/economics from Hope College,  MSA in accounting from Western Michigan University

If you had not chosen your current profession, what profession would you choose and why? 

I love being an accountant and financial partner with the business, so I’ve never really thought about it.  If I had to choose something completely different, I would probably choose to go into house design / remodeling.  Everywhere we have ever lived and owned – we’ve always customized our house to make it feel more like home and its so much fun to see a new design come together.

Favorite vacation:

Any place so long as I’m with my family

When I want to relax, I … :

Run, do any type of water sport, walk my dogs or spend time hanging out with my family

Favorite book:

Almost anything non-fiction, but prefer history.  I like learning about different people’s lives, how decisions in the past impacted us today, think about how the world would be different if different decisions had been made, etc.

Favorite quotation:

“It’s too big a world to be competition with everybody else, the only guy I have to get better than is who I am right now.”  — Col. Sherman Potter, from the TV show, “M*A*S*H.”

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