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Denny's Corp (DENN.OQ)

DENN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Brenda Lauderback

70 2018 Independent Chairman of the board

F. Mark Wolfinger

64 2020 President, Director

John Miller

64 2020 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert Verostek

48 2020 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

John Dillon

48 2020 Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer

Christopher Bode

57 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Michael Furlow

62 2017 Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Stephen Dunn

55 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Global Development Officer

Jill Van Pelt

51 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

Bernadette Aulestia

47 2018 Director

Gregg Dedrick

61 2010 Independent Director

Jose Gutierrez

58 2013 Independent Director

Robert Marks

68 2006 Independent Director

Donald Robinson

67 2008 Independent Director

Laysha Ward

52 2010 Independent Director

Curt Nichols

2016 Sr. Director, Investor Relations & Financial Analysis

Biographies

Name Description

Brenda Lauderback

Ms. Brenda Joyce Lauderback serves as Independent Chairman of the board of the Company. Ms. Lauderback Retired; President of the Wholesale and Retail Group of Nine West Group, Inc., a footwear manufacturer and distributor (1995-1998); President of Wholesale Division of U.S. Shoe Corporation, a footwear manufacturer and distributor (1993-1995); Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Target Corporation (formerly Dayton Hudson) (1982-1993). Ms. Lauderback provides our Board with over 25 years of leadership experience in merchandising, marketing, product development and design and manufacturing at prominent national wholesale and retail companies. Her collective years of experience on public company boards also provides our Board with significant insight into leading practices in executive compensation and corporate governance. Ms. Lauderback is a National Association of Corporate Directors ("NACD") Board Leadership Fellow and was named in 2017 to the NACD Directorship 100, the annual list that recognizes the leading corporate directors, corporate-governance experts, policymakers, and influencers who significantly impact boardroom practices and performance.

F. Mark Wolfinger

Mr. F. Mark Wolfinger serves as President, Director of the Company. He has been Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer since April 2008 and Chief Financial Officer since September 2005. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Growth Initiatives from October 2006 to April 2008.

John Miller

Mr. John C. Miller serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He had been Chief Executive Officer and President since February 2011. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Taco Bueno Restaurants, Inc. (an operator and franchisor of quick service Mexican eateries) from 2005 to February 2011.

Robert Verostek

Mr. Robert P. Verostek serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Finance from October 2016 to February 2020 and Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations from January 2012 to October 2016.

John Dillon

Mr. John W. Dillon serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of the Company. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Brand Officer from December 2018 to February 2020, as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from October 2014 to December 2018, as Vice President, Brand and Field Marketing from June 2013 to October 2014 and as Vice President, Marketing from July 2008 to June 2013.

Christopher Bode

Mr. Christopher D. Bode serves as Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Operations from January 2013 to October 2014, as Divisional Vice President, Franchise Operations from January 2012 to January 2013 and as Vice President, Operations Initiatives from March 2011 to January 2012..

Michael Furlow

Mr. Michael L. Furlow serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of IT at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. from October 2015 to April 2017 and Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of IT of CEC Entertainment, Inc. (an operator and franchisor of Chuck E. Cheese’s and Peter Piper Pizza) from May 2011 to February 2015.

Stephen Dunn

Mr. Stephen C. Dunn serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Global Development Officer of the Company. Mr. Dunn has been Senior Vice President and Chief Global Development Officer since July 2015. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Global Development from April 2011 to July 2015 and Vice President, Company and Franchise Development from September 2005 to April 2011. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of global restaurant development. Mr. Dunn joined Denny’s in October 2004, bringing significant experience in franchising and restaurant development. Prior to joining Denny’s, Mr. Dunn held executive-level positions with Church's Chicken, El Pollo Loco, Mr. Gatti's and TCBY. Mr. Dunn holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Arkansas and was an Infantry Officer in the United States Army. He has earned the distinction of CFE, Certified Franchise Executive, by the International Franchise Association Educational Foundation.

Jill Van Pelt

Ms. Jill A. Van Pelt serves as Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer of the Company. Ms. Van Pelt has been Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer since October 2014. She previously served as Vice President, Human Resources from October 2008 to October 2014. She is responsible for all human resources functions including compensation, benefits, recruiting, employee relations, organizational and executive development, human resources systems, payroll, and local community and charitable activities. Additionally, she is significantly involved in internal communications, crisis management, and corporate social responsibility. Ms. Van Pelt joined Denny's in April 2006 as Senior Director of Total Rewards and in 2008 was named Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to joining Denny's, Van Pelt held positions in Accounting, Human Resources Systems, and Human Resources for Maytag, Coastal Corporation, and Dynegy. Ms. Van Pelt holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and French from Clarke College, and a master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Houston Baptist University. Ms. Van Pelt is actively involved in the local community and sits on several community/non-profit boards.

Bernadette Aulestia

Ms. Bernadette S. Aulestia serves as Director of the Company. Ms. Aulestia’s multiple executive leadership positions during her 22 year career with Home Box Office, Inc. provide our Board with senior leadership experience in the areas of strategic planning, operations, distribution, international and the development of strategic marketing plans for the Hispanic, African-American, Asian, and Gay and Lesbian consumer.

Gregg Dedrick

Mr. Gregg R. Dedrick serves as Independent Director of the Company. Co-founder of David Novak Leadership (formerly OGoLead), an online leadership development company (February 2018-present); Co-founder of Whole Strategies, an organizational consulting firm (2009-2013); Former Executive Vice President of Yum Brands, Inc., an operator and franchisor of fast food restaurants (2008-2009); President and Chief Concept Officer of KFC, a chicken restaurant chain (2003-2008). Mr. Dedrick provides our Board with nearly 30 years of senior leadership experience in restaurant company general management, operations and organizational resource planning for corporate staff functions in franchised-based consumer and restaurant systems. Mr. Dedrick is a National Association of Corporate Directors ("NACD") Board Leadership Fellow.

Jose Gutierrez

Mr. Jose M. Gutierrez serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gutiérrez, who Retired; Senior Executive Vice President, Executive Operations, AT&T Services, Inc. (2014-2016); President of AT&T Wholesale Solutions (2012-2014), a unit of AT&T, Inc. focused on wholesale sales of communication products and services; President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Advertising Solutions (2010-2012), a subsidiary of AT&T, Inc., devoted to publishing and sales of Yellow and White Pages directory advertising. Retired; Senior Executive Vice President, Executive Operations, AT&T Services, Inc. (2014-2016); President of AT&T Wholesale Solutions (2012-2014), a unit of AT&T, Inc. focused on wholesale sales of communication products and services; President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Advertising Solutions (2010-2012), a subsidiary of AT&T, Inc., devoted to publishing and sales of Yellow and White Pages directory advertising.

Robert Marks

Mr. Robert E. Marks serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Marks provides our Board with over 30 years of private equity investment management experience across 15 different industries which includes responsibility for all facets of leveraged buyout investments, in addition to over 20 years of experience on public company boards, including serving as Chairman of the Board of Denny’s Corporation from 2004 to 2006. Current - Trans World Entertainment Corporation and Terra Income Fund 6, a public but non-traded business development company; Prior - Emeritus Corporation.

Donald Robinson

Mr. Donald (Don) C. Robinson serves as Independent Director of the Company. Retired; President of Potcake Holdings, LLC, a hospitality consulting firm (2015-2016); President and Chief Operating Officer of All Aboard Florida-Operations, LLC, a high-speed, passenger rail company from Miami to Orlando, Florida (2013-2015); President of Baha Mar Resorts, Ltd., a resort development in Nassau, Bahamas (2006-2012); Group Managing Director, Hong Kong Disneyland (2001-2006); Senior Vice President, Walt Disney World Operations (1998-2001). Mr. Robinson provides our Board with over 40 years of operational leadership experience with companies providing hospitality consulting, rail service, lodging, entertainment and food service, including a 33-year career with Disney. Mr. Robinson is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

Laysha Ward

Ms. Laysha L. Ward serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Ward was Executive Vice President and Chief External Engagement Officer, Target Corporation (2017-present); Executive Vice President & Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Target Corporation (2014-2017); President, Community Relations, Target Corporation (2008-2014); Vice President, Community Relations, Target Corporation (2003-2007). Ms. Ward provides our Board with over 25 years of retail industry leadership experience at Target Corporation in external stakeholder engagement, corporate responsibility, communications, diversity and inclusion, reputation and crisis management, demographic/segmentation customer relations, and strategic planning. In 2008, President George W. Bush nominated and the U.S. Senate confirmed Ms. Ward to serve on the board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the nation's largest grant maker for volunteerism and service. Her term continued through the Obama Adminstration.

Curt Nichols

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