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Rob Dugas

Chief Procurement Officer, VP Chick-fil-A

Chief Procurement Officer, VP

Rob Dugas serves Chick-fil-A by overseeing the business functions which are responsible for providing trusted supply for over 2000 restaurants in the United States and Canada.  That responsibility includes ensuring product integrity, competitive cost, and a reliable distribution network to maintain continuous supply for the highest volume quick service restaurant concept in the country. 

Prior to joining Chick-fil-A in 2004, Rob spent much of his career leading operations teams at the unit, market and regional level through his roles at McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Ruby Tuesday.  The past thirty years have also been filled with other responsibilities including organizational strategy and planning, restaurant financial consulting, loss prevention, and strategic events leadership.  A consistent theme throughout Rob’s career has been his passion for developing the next generation of leaders in the foodservice industry.  He is energized by creating opportunities for others to achieve whatever their aspirations may be.

In 1986, Rob earned a Communications Degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and in 2011 he completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.  He currently serves on the advisory board for the National Restaurant Association Supply Chain Executive Study Group, and is an active member of the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals and the Women’s Foodservice Forum.

Rob and his wife Lesa are “empty nesters”, living in Peachtree City GA.  They have been married 29 years, with two children, and one grandson.

Rob is an active member of Southside Church in Peachtree City.  He also serves and supports several ministries including Souly Business, a retreat based ministry which is dedicated to helping men incorporate their faith into the workplace.

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