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Cracker Barrel names Craig Pommells as CFO

Pommells was formerly CFO of Red Lobster and also spent more than a decade at Darden. He is the permanent replacement for retired CFO Jill Golder.
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Cracker Barrel has named Craig Pommells as chief financial officer, replacing interim CFO Doug Couvillion.

Pommells spent the last seven years at Red Lobster, where he started as an SVP of financial planning and analysis and rose to CFO last October. Before that, he held various financial roles for Darden Restaurants over the course of 10 years.

He is the permanent replacement for Cracker Barrel's Jill Golder, who retired in December after five years at the casual-dining chain.

"We are very excited to have Craig join the Cracker Barrel executive team," said Cracker Barrel CEO Sandra Cochran in a statement. "I am confident that Craig's track record of outstanding financial leadership, extensive industry expertise, and strategic planning talent will make him an outstanding addition to both the team and the Company and help us position Cracker Barrel for continued success."

Pommells is expected to start the new job on Dec. 6.

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