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Burger King Corporation’s Board of Directors has named Greg Brenneman to the position of chairman of the board of the company. He adds these duties to his current responsibilities as chief executive officer.
“The Board of Directors fully supports Greg’s strategic vision for Burger King Corporation worldwide,” says Richard Boyce, chairman of the board. “Greg’s extraordinary leadership is driving Burger King’s return to excellence in every area, from restaurant traffic and sales and new product rollouts to relationships with franchisees and employee morale.”
Brenneman says, “Working together, the men and women of Burger King have reignited the fire of our great brand, and I’m delighted by the Board’s confidence in our work. I have known Dick Boyce for more than 15 years. He did an extraordinary job in managing the Board and the company while transitioning to a new management team, which brought great success to the brand in the early days of our turnaround.”
The Board of Directors also announced that it has appointed Brenneman to the board’s executive committee, which is chaired by Boyce. The other members are Sanjeev Mehra and Steve Pagliuca.
Brenneman joined Burger King Corporation in August 2004. Before joining Burger King Corporation, he was the chairman and chief executive officer of TurnWorks Inc., a Houston-based private equity firm. He exited TurnWorks to lead two significant turnarounds in the past nine years. In 2002, he was named president and chief executive officer of PwC Consulting, where he restructured the business that led to a strategic sale to IBM. He also served for six years as president and chief operating officer of Continental Airlines and was a member of the airline’s Board of Directors.