Women On The Rise

Red Lobster Names Kelli Valade as CEO
Kim Lopdrup successor joins casual-dining seafood brand from Black Box Intelligence
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Inspire Brands Names Kate Jaspon Chief Financial Officer

Jaspon fills role opened by retiring CFO David Pipes

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Procter & Gamble Promotes Sales Leader Ola Idzikowska to Senior Director
This promotion recognizes Ola’s breadth of experience, results & operational discipline
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Bloomin’ Brands Promotes Danielle Vona to Executive Leadership Team
As CMO, Vona will oversee marketing from brand strategy to implementation.
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Dine Brands Names two new Leaders into Senior Roles
Allison Hall named as SVP & CAO; Christine Son as SVP-Legal
 
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Cooper’s Hawk Names Beth Scott as Chief Restaurant Officer
Executive joins winery-restaurant brand from Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
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McDonald’s Names Desiree Ralls-Morrison as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
McDonald's has named a new general counsel.
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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Names Darla Morse, Previously of CKE Restaurant Holdings, Chief Information Officer
The IT veteran also has held senior tech positions at Inspire Brands & SeaWorld amongst others.
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Texas Restaurant Group CEO to Join National Association in Industry Relations Role
Emily Williams Knight to join National Restaurant Association as Chief Collaboration Officer in May
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Wendy’s named Beverly Stallings-Johnson to new diversity post
Former City of Columbus, Ohio Executive to fill Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer post
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Duck Donuts Announces the Appointment of Betsy Hamm as Chief Executive Officer
Betsy Hamm appointed as CEO for Duck Donuts (recently acquired by NewSpring Capital)

 
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Georgia-Pacific Announces Big Hire
Georgia-Pacific names Kim Price as VP– Market Sales for its Consumer Products Group
 
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Julie Francis Named Chief Operating Officer of Schwan's Company
In this role, Francis will lead the management teams for Schwan’s Company subsidiaries
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Dawn Sweeney Joins New England Consulting Group
She will join the exclusive Restaurant and Association practices
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McDonald’s Corp. names Tiffanie Boyd U.S. chief people officer
Tiffany comes to the brand from 23 years at General Mills
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Kristy Chipman named chief financial officer of Ruth's Hospitality Group
Chapman previously held executive roles at McDonald's and Domino's 
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McDonald’s Names Bethany Tate Cornell Chief Learning and Development Officer
Berthany will modernize the company's Hamburger University training program.
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McDonald's Appoints Katie Beirne Fallon to Spearhead New Global Impact Team
Katie Beirne Fallon Named Executive VP Chief Global Impact Officer
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Panera Names Lauren Cody Chief Customer Officer
Cody will drive strategy for the Customer Care division
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Debbie Roberts Joins Panera As Chief Operations Officer
Roberts brings nearly 30 years of restaurant experience
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Campbell Appoints Camille Pierce as Chief Culture Officer
Camille Pierce will lead Campbell’s Inclusion and Diversity strategy
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Sheilina Henry Promoted to Group Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Henry will lead the Bloomin' Brands' efforts toward furthering D&I
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Debby Soo Promoted to CEO of OpenTable
She most recently was chief commercial officer at sister company Kayak
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Kristen Hartman Promoted to President at Focus Brands
Kristen will lead a newly created division for Specialty Brands
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Susan Adzick Assumes Leadership of McLane Foodservice
McLane announced the promotion of Susan Adzick to President
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Rita Patel to Join Buffalo Wild Wings as CMO
Rita is known for her creative and strategic approach to building brands.
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Burger King hires Ellie Doty as first-ever North American CMO
Ellie is known for her expertise in brand strategy and creative menu ideas.
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Panera Names Kathy-Jo Payette as Chief People Officer
Kathy will lead the HR, L&D, and Communications departments.
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Heidi Capozzi Named Executive Vice President of McDonalds
Her official title will be Executive Vice President and Global Chief People Officer at McDonald’s.
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Laurie Burns Elected to Board of Trustees for Service Properties Trust
Laurie Burns is one of five Independent Trustees on a seven-member Board.
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Frances Allen Named New CEO of Checkers & Rally's
Frances Allen, who left Boston Market earlier this month, has been named the new CEO of Checkers & Rally’s. She succeeds Rick Silva, who has left the company after 13 years.
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Julie Masino Named President of International Division for Taco Bell
Julie Masino, who ran domestic operations at Taco Bell for two years, has taken on a new role heading the brand’s international division, the Irvine, Calif.-based quick-service chain said.
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Amanda Clark Named Chief Development Officer for Papa John's
Papa John's International, Inc. today announced the appointment of Amanda Clark as its Chief Development Officer.
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Whataburger Names Janelle Sykes CFO
Whataburger Inc. has hired Janelle Sykes as its new chief financial officer.
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Taco John’s Hires Kelly Hopper as Chief Financial Officer
Taco John’s announced the hiring of Kelly Hopper as its new chief financial officer.
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Erica Havers Named President of Blodgett Oven Group
Erica Havers has been promoted to President of Blodgett Oven Group.
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McLane Promotes Susan Adzick to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of McLane Foodservice
Adzick will transition to President of McLane Foodservice in July


 
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Anita Adams Promoted to CEO of Black Bear Diner
Anita Adams has been promoted from president to CEO
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Carin Stutz Named CEO of Native Foods
Former Red Robin exec to grow plant-based chain
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Jack in the Box Announces Three New Senior Vice Presidents
The quick service chain promoted executives to chief brand and experience officer; chief product and innovation officer; and general counsel and chief risk officer.
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Fazoli’s Promotes Jodie Conrad To CMO
Conrad, who joined the fast-casual chain in 2016, previously was its vice president of marketing.
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Juice It Up! Appoints Susan Taylor VP of Operations
Juice It Up! announced the appointment of Susan Taylor as Vice President of Operations.
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Tastes on the Fly Names Edie Ames President
Former CEO of The Pie Hole moves to airport restaurant specialist.
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Which Wich Promotes Cherry Hearn to President
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches has promoted general counsel Cherry Hearn to president, the company said this week.
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Your Pie Hires Lisa Dimson as First Marketing Chief
For Dimson, immediate priorities include elevating the brand’s digital marketing efforts and streamlining its technological integration to improve the guest experience and support franchise owners’ in-market efforts.
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Wingstop Names Christina Clarke As Its Chief Marketing Officer After Two Months In An Interim Role
Clarke joined the chicken chain as VP of marketing in October 2018.
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Subway Names Carrie Walsh CMO
Former Michaels Stores marketing chief succeeds Joseph Tripoli.
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Mandy Shaw Named Blaze Pizza CEO
Blaze Pizza promoted its chief financial officer to president and CEO, the company announced Monday.
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Shake Shack Announces Tara Comonte as New President
Shake Shack announces CFO, Tara Comonte, as new president.
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