Jack in the Box Inc. announced that Vanessa C. Fox has been promoted to corporate vice president and chief development officer for the company. Since 2014, Fox has been responsible for all company and franchised restaurant development for the Jack in the Box brand, including construction, real estate, and architecture. Earlier this year, she also began overseeing development for Qdoba Mexican Eats. She also oversees franchise business development and asset management for both brands, as well as non-traditional restaurant development.
“Vanessa has done an amazing job overseeing restaurant development for Jack in the Box and, more recently, Qdoba,” says Lenny Comma, chairman and chief executive officer for Jack in the Box Inc. “Given our plans to accelerate growth for both brands, we could not have a more qualified person than Vanessa overseeing restaurant and franchise development.”
Fox has 25 years of real estate and development experience, including nearly 20 years with Jack in the Box Inc. She joined the company in 1997 as a development coordinator in Portland, Oregon, and subsequently served in several capacities, including lease administrator and senior manager of real estate assets. In 2010, Fox was promoted to director of franchise sales, and a year later became division vice president of franchise business development. Fox was promoted to vice president of that department in 2013.
Fox received her MBA from the University of Redlands and bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. She also received her culinary certificate from the San Diego Culinary Institute.