Dunkin' Brands Promotes 5 Executives

Canton, Mass. — Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, has promoted five executives.

Grant Benson has been promoted to senior vice president, franchising and development, Dunkin' Brands; Amanda Helming has been promoted to vice president, U.S. brand marketing and pricing, Dunkin' Donuts; Santhosh Kumar has been promoted to vice president, enterprise infrastructure, data security and privacy, Dunkin’ Brands; Mark Youngworth has been promoted to vice president, international brand marketing and digital communications; and Jeremy Biser has been promoted to vice president, international operating systems, learning, food safety and equipment.

A 31-year veteran of Dunkin' Brands, Benson has held a variety of positions at the company in operations, restaurant development, franchising and business development. In his newly expanded role, he will lead restaurant franchising and development for both the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands in the U.S. He reports to David Hoffmann, president, Dunkin' Donuts U.S. and Canada.

In her new role, Helming will oversee overall Dunkin' Donuts brand strategy and category management for both beverages and food, while continuing to lead the pricing strategy and analytics team.

A 16-year veteran of Dunkin' Brands, Kumar has held a variety of leadership positions, most recently as senior director of IT, infrastructure, information security/privacy and electronic payments. He reports to Jack Clare, chief information and strategy officer at Dunkin' Brands.

Youngworth has led all aspects of brand marketing and consumer engagement for both the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands outside of the U.S. and Canada. He reports to Bill Mitchell, president of Dunkin' Brands International.

Biser has played a key role in increasing Dunkin' Brands' operational consistency and business standards internationally. In addition to his current responsibilities, he is also assuming oversight of the international field learning team. Biser will also report to Mitchell.

With more than 20,000 points of distribution in more than 60 countries worldwide, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is one of the world's leading franchisors of quick-service restaurants (QSR). Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.

SOURCE: Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.

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