Red Robin names Denny Marie Post as CEO
Ms. Post joined the Company as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in August 2011, was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Concept Officer in March 2015, and promoted to President in February 2016.
Before joining Red Robin, she held many positions in the consumer industry including senior vice president, chief marketing officer of T-Mobile USA; senior vice president, Global Beverage, Food, and Quality at Starbucks Corporation; and as senior vice president, and chief concept officer of Burger King Corporation.
Ms. Post, who currently serves as President, will succeed Steve Carley, who is retiring from the role he has held since September 2010.
Mr. Carley will continue to serve as an advisor to Red Robin through 2016.
The Company also announced the appointment of Kalen F. Holmes and Steven K. Lumpkin to the Board of Directors.
Ms. Holmes most recently served as an Executive Vice President of Partner Resources (Human Resources) at Starbucks Corporation from November 2009 until her retirement in February 2013.
Prior to joining Starbucks, Ms. Holmes held a variety of leadership roles with HR responsibility for Microsoft Corporation from September 2003 through November 2009.
Ms. Holmes holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas and a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organization Psychology from the University of Houston. She is currently on the Board of Zumiez.
Mr. Lumpkin most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a director of Applebee’s International, Inc., where he served in various executive positions from 1995 until his retirement in 2007.
Prior to joining Applebee’s, he was Executive Vice President and director at Kimberly Quality Care Inc.
Mr. Lumpkin is a CPA, with a bachelor in Accounting from the University of Missouri – Columbia. ■
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