Leadership change

News of a change in the board of directors or a chief officer of a firm

Dawn Sweeney to Retire as National Restaurant Association CEO; Organization Seeks Replacement

The National Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced yesterday that President and CEO Dawn Sweeney will step down when her contract expires at the end of the year.

After Months Pass Subway Finally Confirms CMO Retirement, Acting CMO Appointed

Subway has finally announced a replacement for its former chief marketing officer, Joe Tripodi. As the sandwich shop franchisor continues to search for a permanent CMO, it says its acting CMO is Roger Mader for the interim.

Tripodi had been hired for troubled times, after the death of Subway co-founder Fred DeLuca and the fiasco of convicted child molester Jared Fogle, who was Subway’s former brand spokesperson. Until now, there had been no previous announcement of Tripodi’s departure until yesterday’s news by Marketing Week.

Hotel Owner Anthony Klok Becomes Best Western Chairman

Best Western Hotels and Resorts, a chain of 13 hotel brands in 100 countries, announced today that its board of directors has elected hotel owner-operator Anthony Klok to be the company’s chairman of the board for 2019.