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Dunkin’ announces top management changes

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Dunkin’ Brands is searching for a successor to Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. President Paul Twohig, who plans to relinquish his day-to-day duties by year’s end and retire by April 1.

Twohig, 62, has been president of Dunkin’ Donuts’ domestic and Canadian operations for three years. He also oversees international expansion of the doughnut chain and its sister concept, Baskin-Robbins.

Dunkin’ Brands said it would consider both internal and external candidates for the job. It intends to have a new head of its doughnut chain in place by Jan. 1.

Twohig will shoulder his duties as usual until a successor is appointed, the franchisor said. Afterward, it added, the six-year Dunkin’ Brands veteran will remain active in company affairs until he formally retires at the end of the first quarter.

Simultaneous with the announcement of Twohig’s retirement, Dunkin’ Brands revealed two other senior-level executive changes.

Chris Fuqua, 41, was promoted to Dunkin’ Donuts’ SVP of brand marketing, global consumer insights and product innovation.

Scott Hudler, 43, was named chief digital officer for Dunkin’ Donuts, with responsibility for domestic social media, loyalty initiatives and advertising strategy.

Both will continue to report to Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis, who is also Twohig's boss.

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