Dunkin' Brands names development, consumer insight and talent management leaders

Feb. 22, 2013

Dunkin' Brands Group Inc., parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, has appointed three new vice presidents to its management team. Brian Carmichall has joined as vice president, Development West; Rebecca Zogbi has been promoted to the position of vice president, Global Consumer and Business Insights; and Fred Schlecht has been promoted to the position of vice president, Talent Management.

Carmichall will be responsible for all real estate development and construction in the West Region for both Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands. He will report to Jon Gaiman, vice president, Development U.S. for Dunkin' Brands. Carmichall joins Dunkin' Brands from El Pollo Loco Restaurants, where he spent 16 years in several roles, most recently as vice president of Development with responsibility for company and franchise new restaurant development. He led teams responsible for design, equipment, real estate, construction, facilities maintenance, remodels and construction/equipment supply chain functions.

Prior to El Pollo Loco, Carmichall was the principal of Franchise Design Group, a development consulting firm specializing in the design and management of franchise-oriented restaurant and retail development projects. He received an Executive MBA from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor's degree in Architecture from Montana State University.

Zogbi will now be responsible for leading Dunkin' Brands' Consumer and Business Insights Group to help grow the company's businesses across the world. She reports to John Costello, chief global marketing and innovation officer for Dunkin' Brands.

Schlecht will now be responsible for leading and expanding Dunkin' Brands' talent management, recruiting, organizational development and human resources partnering efforts. He reports to Ginger Gregory, chief human resources officer for Dunkin' Brands.

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Topics: Franchising & Growth , International , Operations Management

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