Denny’s Corporation has appointed Gregg Dedrick to its board of Directors. Dedrick brings nearly 30 years of operational experience and organizational resource planning to the table. His background includes senior executive positions with KFC, Pepsi-Cola, Pizza Hut and Yum Brands.
“We are very pleased to add Gregg to the Denny’s Board of Directors,” says Brenda Lauderback, Denny’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee chair. “He brings significant restaurant industry experience, including leadership positions with several well respected restaurant brands. In particular, his experience in concept development and execution, building performance based reward systems for management teams, and in developing organizational cultures that are focused on customer service will be of great benefit to Denny’s as we complete the Company’s transformation and aim for best-in-class execution at all levels of the business. Gregg will bring valuable and fresh perspective to the Board and we look forward to his contribution.”
In 2009, Dedrick co-founded Whole Strategies, an organizational consulting firm. Before that, he was President and Chief Concept Officer at KFC, and led the brand’s development of its grilled chicken product. He has also served as EVP, People and Shared Services with Yum Brands; Chief People Officer with Yum, and SVP Human Resources for Pizza Hut and KFC.