Fiesta Restaurant Group, the owner, operator, and franchisor of the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana fast-casual restaurant brands, announced that Nancy Clark has joined the company as vice president, chief people officer, effective January 10, 2013.
Clark is a highly regarded human resources business leader with more than 15 years of experience at several high-profile and diverse organizations, including J.C. Penney Corporation, PepsiCo, and General Electric Company.
Most recently, Clark served as division vice president, human resources, global supply chain operations and international divisions at J.C. Penney, where she led the talent strategy for those businesses.
Prior to her tenure at J.C. Penney, her human resources skills were honed in a best practice environment at PepsiCo, where she held a number of human resources executive roles of increasing responsibility for its Frito-Lay, Quaker, Tropicana, and Gatorade divisions.
"We are thrilled to be adding Nancy as the final piece of our executive management team," says Tim Taft, Fiesta's CEO. "Everything we do is about people, and as an organization, we aspire to be the employer of choice. To get there, we must have a leader that will drive that vision. Nancy is an excellent fit within this team and culture, and will be an important part of our strategic growth plan."
Clark says, "I am delighted to have been added to such a talented leadership team that Tim has assembled. The Fiesta business model is poised for great success in the marketplace, and I am thrilled to join at such a critical time to set the people agenda in support of the organization's growth strategy."