The Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF), the industry's premier leadership development organization with more than 25 years of experience advancing women in the food industry, congratulates its former board chair Carin Stutz on her new role as COO for Red Robin and its incoming board chair for 2017 Marie Perry on being named executive vice president and chief administrative and financial officer for Jamba Juice.

"WFF salutes Carin and Marie on their career achievements. Our organization and board of directors understand that companies with gender-balanced leadership create greater business opportunities for themselves than less diverse companies," says Hattie Hill, president and CEO, Women's Foodservice Forum. "Helping to provide a critical path for women leaders advance to in our industry is who we are.

Stutz served as WFF's board chair from 2011 to 2012. She left her role as president of McAlister Deli to oversee the operations of 440 Red Robins operated by the franchisor and 11 Red Robin Burger Works, a fast-casual version of the Concept. Stutz will report to Red Robin president Denny Marie Post, who is currently a member of the WFF board of directors.

Perry has served on the WFF Board of Directors for five years. In her new role at Jamba Juice, Perry will look to deliver an extensive leadership profile to the organization, which includes establishing the new finance team. Most recently, Perry was senior vice president, treasurer, and controller at Brinker International. While there, she held roles leading all aspects of its finance team including having served as interim CFO during a 12-month period.

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