QSR also increased Board size to 12 members
The Wendy’s Company increased the size of its Board of Directors from 11 to 12 members, naming Richard (Rick) H. Gomez as a director.
Gomez currently serves as executive vice president, chief food and beverage officer for Target Corporation, which he joined in 2013. Over the past several years, he has held key leadership positions at the retail giant, including chief marketing, digital & strategy officer and SVP, brand and category marketing.
Before joining Target, Gomez held the role of vice president of brand marketing at MillerCoors and held several leadership positions at PepsiCo, including chief marketing officer of the non-carbonated beverage portfolio. His career began at the Quaker Oats Company in brand management.
“With more than 20 years of experience managing multi-billion-dollar consumer food and beverage brands, Rick brings a unique, global perspective on consumer brand positioning and marketing, new product development, and digital and social media strategies,” said Nelson, Peltz, chairman of the Board, speaking on behalf of the Wendy’s Board. “We believe that Rick’s deep knowledge of and commitment to corporate social responsibility over the course of his career will be particularly valuable to Wendy’s Good Done Right efforts. We are pleased to welcome Rick to the Board and look forward to benefitting from his expertise.”
Gomez serves on the Executive Council of MBOLD, a Minnesota-based organization that brings practical solutions to top food and agriculture challenges. He is also a Board member of the National Museum of the American Latino at the Smithsonian.
“I’m proud to join the Board of Directors of Wendy’s, one of the world’s most iconic and beloved brands, at such an important time in the company’s history,” commented Gomez. “With Nelson and the rest of the Board, I look forward to helping Wendy’s accomplish its strategic initiatives, drive accelerated growth, and bolster its strong partnerships with employees, franchisees and suppliers across the world.”
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