Industry News | August 24, 2009

Dunkin' Brands Adds to Corporate Team

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Dunkin' Brands, the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, announced two additions to the company's leadership team: Christine Deputy, now senior vice president of human resources, and Karen Raskopf, senior vice president of corporate communications. Each will report directly to Dunkin' Brands' CEO Nigel Travis.

Deputy brings nearly 20 years of human resources experience to her new role on the Dunkin' Brands leadership team, where she will lead the team responsible for employee recruitment, compensation, benefits, leadership and development, policy development, and employee health and wellness at the corporate level. She will also develop tools and programs to attract, hire, train, develop, and grow store managers and crewmembers at the retail level. She joins Dunkin' Brands from Starbucks, where she served in Hong Kong as vice president of partner resources, Asia Pacific Region.

Raskopf brings more than 20 years of experience in the communications field to her new role on the Dunkin' Brands senior leadership team, where she will be responsible for all aspects of the company's global public relations, including internal and executive communications, marketing and crisis public relations, event management, corporate philanthropy, and community relations. Prior to joining Dunkin' Brands, she spent the last 12 years as senior vice president of corporate communications for Blockbuster Inc. She also served as head of communications for 7-Eleven Inc., where she led all aspects of public relations for the international convenience store chain

"Both Christine Deputy and Karen Raskopf are exceptional leaders who bring to Dunkin' Brands invaluable experiences at Fortune 500 multi-unit retailing chains with global presences and dynamic franchisee communities," Travis says. "We are excited to welcome both to Dunkin' Brands as we look toward continuing our brands' growth and success."