Industry News | June 14, 2010
Checkers Bolsters Executive Team
“We have a very strong franchise development team in place to aid Checkers’ nationwide expansion,” says Lynette McKee, chief development officer of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. “Their knowledge of the industry, combined with their vast experience working with franchisees, make them each perfect candidates to implement our brand’s aggressive growth strategy.”
Kazepis comes to Checkers with more than 20 years of development experience. He was previously a development manager for Dunkin’ Brands Inc. and was responsible for opening new restaurants in the New York metro market. Michael brings more than three decades of franchise experience to Checkers. Previously, he served Hooters of America LLC for nearly 15 years as vice president of franchising and development. Michael’s tenure in franchising also includes time at Dunkin’ Donuts as a franchising manager for the state of Florida.
Elam has been with Checkers for more than eight years, and in her new management position she will handle the administration for all aspects of franchise development. As senior manager of recruitment, Turner will be responsible for the recruitment of existing and new franchisees. Turner was previously a member of the marketing department where she worked closely with franchisees to implement the company’s annual marketing and media strategy.
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