Dunkin' Brands announces promotions of five executives
Grant Benson has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Franchising and Development, Dunkin' Brands.
A 31-year veteran of Dunkin' Brands, Mr. Benson has held a variety of positions at the company in operations, restaurant development, franchising and business development.
Amanda Helming has been promoted to Vice President, Dunkin' Donuts U.S. Brand Marketing and Pricing.
In her nearly five years at Dunkin' Brands, Ms Helming helped build the company's Insights organization as Senior Director - Global Consumer Insights & Pricing, and also served as Director - Brand Marketing & Strategic Initiatives for Dunkin' Donuts U.S.
Her experience also includes positions in management and strategy with General Mills, Disney and ESPN Media Networks.
Santhosh Kumar has been promoted to Dunkin' Brands' Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure, Data Security and Privacy.
A 16-year veteran of Dunkin' Brands, Mr. Kumar has held a variety of leadership positions in the company's Information Technology and Services organization, most recently as Senior Director of IT, Infrastructure, Information Security/Privacy and Electronic Payments.
Mr. Kumar has been responsible for leading and directing the overall architecture, deployment and physical operation and performance of Dunkin' Brands' global data security, privacy and payment initiatives and processes.
Mark Youngworth has been promoted to Vice President, International Brand Marketing & Digital Communications.
Mr. Youngworth has led all aspects of brand marketing and consumer engagement for both the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands outside of the U.S. and Canada.
In addition to his work to reposition the Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin' Donuts brands internationally, he and his team have also expanded the company's digital marketing capabilities.
Jeremy Biser has been promoted to Vice President, International Operating Systems, Learning, Food Safety & Equipment.
Mr. Biser has played a key role in increasing Dunkin' Brands' operational consistency and business standards internationally.
In addition to his current responsibilities, he is also assuming oversight of the International Field Learning team. ■
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