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Denny's Corp (DENN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Brenda Lauderback

68 2018 Independent Chairman of the board

John Miller

63 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

F. Mark Wolfinger

63 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Director

Robert Verostek

47 2016 Senior Vice President - Finance

Christopher Bode

56 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Michael Furlow

61 2017 Senior Vice President - Information Technology, Chief Information Officer

Timothy Flemming

58 2009 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer

John Dillon

47 2018 Senior Vice President, Chief Brand Officer

Stephen Dunn

54 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Global Development Officer

Jill Van Pelt

50 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

Bernadette Aulestia

46 2018 Director

Gregg Dedrick

59 2010 Independent Director

Jose Gutierrez

57 2013 Independent Director

Robert Marks

67 2006 Independent Director

Donald Robinson

66 2008 Independent Director

Laysha Ward

51 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.

John Miller

Mr. John C. Miller serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Miller As President and CEO, Mr. Miller provides our Board with experience and perspective for leading the strategic direction of the Company. He is an accomplished restaurant industry veteran with over 40 years of restaurant operations and management experience. Prior to joining Denny’s, Mr. Miller served as President of Taco Bueno and spent 17 years with Brinker International where he served as President of Romano’s Macaroni Grill and President of Brinker’s Mexican Concepts. Mr. Miller held various operations and restaurant management positions at Unigate Restaurant/Casa Bonita in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Miller currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Wilberforce University.

F. Mark Wolfinger

Mr. F. Mark Wolfinger serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Wolfinger provides our Board with nearly 40 years of strategic and financial leadership experience in the retail and restaurant industries. Previous roles include Chief Financial Officer of Danka Business Systems and senior financial positions with Hollywood Entertainment, Metromedia Restaurant Group (operators of Bennigans, Ponderosa Steakhouse, and Steak & Ale), and the Grand Metropolitan PLC. Mr. Wolfinger received a bachelor’s degree in Economics and English from Denison University and a master’s degree in Business Administration in Finance from The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

Robert Verostek

Mr. Robert P. Verostek serves as Senior Vice President - Finance of the Company. Mr. Verostek has been Senior Vice President, Finance since October 2016. He previously served as Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations from January 2012 to October 2016.

Christopher Bode

Mr. Christopher D. Bode serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer since October 2014. 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. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bode served as Chief Operating Officer of QSR Management, LLC (a franchisee of Dunkin’ Donuts) from 2008 to 2010. He is responsible for directing all of the company and franchise operations and operations services, among other responsibilities. Mr. Bode joined Denny’s in March 2011, bringing strong planning, financial and management, organizational leadership, project management, information technology and human resources experience. Prior to joining Denny’s, Mr. Bode served as Chief Operating Officer of QSR Management, LLC (a franchisee of Dunkin’ Donuts) and Vice President of Development & Construction of Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. Mr. Bode was a United States Navy Communications Specialist from 1980 to 1984.

Michael Furlow

Mr. Michael Furlow is Senior Vice President - Information Technology, Chief Information Officer of the company. Mr. Furlow has been Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since April 2017. 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. Mr. Furlow received his Bachelor of Business Administration, Management Information Systems from Delta State University.

Timothy Flemming

Mr. Timothy E. Flemming serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer of the Company. Mr. Flemming has been Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer since March 2009. He previously served as Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer from June 2008 to March 2009. Mr. Flemming has additional food service experience as Assistant General Counsel of Compass Group, North America. Prior to joining Denny’s, Mr. Flemming was in private practice. He received a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Virginia and a law degree from Yale Law School.

John Dillon

Mr. John W. Dillon serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the company. Mr. Dillon has been Senior Vice President and Chief Brand Officer since December 2018. He previously served 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. Mr. Dillon holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Analysis from Baylor University.

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 is 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., since July 15, 2010. Mr. Dedrick Co-founder of 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 (HR, IT, Shared Services) in franchised-based consumer and restaurant systems. Mr. Dedrick graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in 1981.

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, Mr. Gutiérrez, a telecom executive with nearly 25 years of experience leading a range of AT&T business units during his tenure with the company, provides our Board with senior leadership experience in providing consumer-facing telecommunications solutions, including direct experience in investor relations, and mergers and acquisitions. Before joining AT&T, Mr. Gutiérrez worked as a licensed CPA and strategy consultant with KPMG. Mr. Gutiérrez worked as a licensed CPA and strategy consultant at KPMG. Mr. Gutiérrez is a member of the Strategic Development Board at University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business, a member of the Missouri 100 Advisory Board and serves as the Co-Chairman of the National Campaign at the University of Missouri. He is Vice-Chairman of the Thompson Foundation for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders and formerly served as a board member of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Ft. Worth and as a member of the board of trustees of the Dallas Museum of Art. Mr. Gutiérrez also currently serves as a director of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., a soft drink company.

Robert Marks

Mr. Robert E. Marks is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Marks was President of Marks Ventures, LLC, a private equity investment firm (1994-present). 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.

Donald Robinson

Mr. Donald C. Robinson serves as Independent Director of the Company since 2008. Mr. Robinson 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.

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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