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Emil J. Brolick took over as president and CEO of Wendy’s, replacing Roland Smith. Brolick was chief operating officer of Yum! Brands.

Red Mango has appointed Barry M. Barron Sr. as chief executive officer. Barron has six-years experience leading Papa John’s international expansion and 10 years in restaurant operations with Pizza Hut. Most recently Barron was chief operating officer of ACE Cash Express where he helped to grow the chain from 700 to 1,800 locations.


Miracle Method has named Charlie Kerr chief operating officer. Kerr will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations. He has more than 20 years of experience working for Ford Motor Company, RE/MAX International and ServiceMaster.

 Hotel chain  Accor North America has promoted: Don Hansen to senior vice president of technical services and property maintenance; Andy Mitchell, senior director of property maintenance; and Steve Curtis, senior director of real estate and development. Kristin Taylor has also been promoted to executive vice president of technical services, real estate and development for Motel 6 and Studio 6.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has promoted Cindy Bay to senior vice president of franchises and company stores. Steve Lineberger, the company’s senior vice president in charge of U.S. franchise operations, has left the company.

Pete Lindsey joined Sport Clips as vice president of franchising. Lindsey was previously with Mail Boxes Etc. and is UPS’ former national sales manager.

Quarles & Brady announced the addition of franchise  attorneys James Ullman, Jeffrey Wolf and Aaron Schepler to the firm’s Phoenix Office.

Intellectual property and advertising law attorney, Sheldon H. Klein, has joined Gray Plant Mooty’s Washington, D.C. office. Klein is now a principal with the firm’s franchise and distribution and trademark practices.


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