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Denny Marie Post

Former CEO

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Brews

Former CEO

Denny Marie Post previously served as President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Women Foodservice Forum (WFF) during the search for a long-term President & Chief Executive Officer and is currently the Immediate Past Chair. Denny brought to the team more than 35 years of leadership experience in consumer-driven marketing, product innovation and building teams to develop and execute strategies that increase brand awareness and drive sales.

Denny recently retired from Red Robin as President & CEO, overseeing all United States and Canadian operations, including overall company strategy and communications with investors. Denny joined Red Robin in 2011 and brought value to the organization as Chief Marketing Officer and President & CEO.

Before joining Red Robin, Denny served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at T-Mobile USA. She previously held the roles of Senior Vice President of Global Beverage, Food and Quality for Starbucks Corporation, Senior Vice President and Chief Concept Officer for Burger King and several management positions for KFC USA, KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Canada while at YUM! Brands, Inc.

Denny is a thought leader in the restaurant dining industry, currently serving on the Women's Foodservice Forum board of directors and Wyndham Destinations. She is also a former director on the board of the Denver branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Blue Dog Bakery and the Denver-based non-profit Nurse-Family Partnership.

Denny holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and social sciences from Trinity University. Denny and her husband, Patrick (whom she's known since high school) are originally from West Texas and have a son, Daniel. In her spare time, she loves cooking, watching NBA basketball and traveling.

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