The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has elected Craig Bahner to join its board of trustees. Bahner is the chief marketing officer at The Wendy's Company. He joined the company in March.
"Craig is a proven leader and a welcome addition to our board," said Rita Soronen, president and CEO of the Foundation. "His experience in both consumer and foodservice industries, along with his 'growth-oriented' business philosophy, will help strategically move our mission forward."
Prior to Wendy's, Bahner worked for more than 20 years at Procter & Gamble. Most recently, he was vice president of North America retail hair, overseeing the business for Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essences and other brands. He previously was vice president of Northeast Asia fabric and home care, based in Japan, and marketing director of North America fabric care, managing business for Tide, Cheer and other laundry detergent brands.
"As Wendy's charity of choice, I'm thrilled to be involved with the foundation and to help better the lives of children in North America's foster care systems," Bahner said. "My wife Nancy and I are passionate about advancing adoption. As parents of an adopted child, we know first-hand how critical it is for all children to have a loving and nourishing family."
Bahner earned his bachelor of science in marketing and operations management from The Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Craig and Nancy have three children, Trevor, Shay and Anna.
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