Italian fast-casual chain Fazoli’s has promoted Jodie Conrad to chief marketing officer, the company announced.
Conrad joined Fazoli’s in 2016 as senior brand director and became vice president of marketing in 2017. She has previously worked in marketing for companies such as Wendy’s, Donatos Pizza and Coca-Cola.
Under her new role, she leads all marketing and culinary functions for the brand, including new product development, testing, consumer insights, advertising and public relations.
“Jodie has been an invaluable part of the Fazoli’s team,” CEO and President Carl Howard said in a statement. “I look forward to seeing her continued innovation and triumph as we position the Fazoli’s brand to meet the ever-changing consumer demands. Our industry is undergoing the fastest period of change and disruption in its history, and I’m pleased that we have a marketing leader with a proven track record of success at the helm.”
Fazoli’s, based in Lexington, Ky., owns and operates nearly 220 units in 28 states.