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Alisa Gmelich

Former VP Marketing


Former VP Marketing

Alisa Gmelich is a restaurant marketing strategist who has been in the restaurant industry over 20 years. Alisa’s experience includes developing marketing strategies, campaigns and programs for top restaurant brands such as McDonald’s and Burger King.  Today, Alisa is currently the VP Marketing for IHOP Restaurants and has worked on ground-breaking programs like the IHOb campaign which generated record-setting impression and engagement levels nationwide and delivered business results that changed the trajectory of IHOP’s business in the PM daypart. 

Alisa is a proud graduate of University of California Riverside and was the keynote speaker at the UCR Women’s Leadership Conference in 2018.  

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