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Focus Brands makes some senior leadership changes

Kerri Christian will oversee marketing for the company’s specialty category; Tracey Young was named chief brand officer for Cinnabon; Jim Salerno was given the same title with Carvel, where Jessica Osborne will be VP of marketing.


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Executive changes have become increasingly commonplace coming out of the pandemic and the corner office is no exception. Changes include some of the nation’s biggest concepts.

The revolving sushi chain said a search has started for his replacement.

Gordon will also serve as SVP and secretary for Panera Bread and Panera Brands, the company said.

Amanda Clark was promoted to chief international and development officer and Liz Williams is named chief international operations officer for the pizza chain.

He has 35 years of experience working with numerous brands, including Bloomin’ Brands, Wendy’s and Arby’s.

The former finance executive will lead the brand under the Canadian brand operator MTY Food Group.

The longtime executive will oversee technology at the owner of Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, Jamba and other concepts.

She has more than 30 years of human resources experience, most recently with True Food Kitchen.

The company recently acquired nearly 120 Arby’s locations. The former Lou Malnati’s president will oversee their operations.

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