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Papa Murphy’s CEO Resigns, Chairwoman Takes Over

Papa Murphy's [NASDAQ: FRSH] announced today that chief executive officer Ken Calwell has left the company and that effective immediately its chairwoman, Jean Birch, is appointed as its interim CEO.

Wingstop Announces Crump-Caine as Independent Board Member

Lynn Crump-CaineDallas-based Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING), a fast-casual chicken wing restaurant concept with more than 900 locations worldwide, announced Tuesday the appointment of Lynn Crump-Caine to its board of directors.

After Earnings Misses, Icahn-Backed CEO Heads Hertz

Florida-based Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTZ) announced Tuesday that its chief executive officer John Tague has been replaced by Kathryn V. Marinello, who will officially serve as the franchisor's president and chief executive officer the day after observed New Year's Day, Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Frisch’s Announces New Executive VP of Finance

Ohio-based Frisch's Big Boy Restaurants has hired Diane Reed as executive vice president of finance, effective November 16, 2016.

CEO Nolan Is Smashburger’s Latest Casualty

The Smashburger franchised hamburger chain has appointed its chief brand officer Thomas Ryan as its new CEO and president, following former CEO Michael Nolan's abrupt departure Tuesday.

Starbucks CEO Schultz Stepping Aside to Focus on Ultra-Premium Concept

Starbucks Johnson & Schultz
Left-right: Kevin Johnson, Howard Schultz (Starbucks photo)

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced on Thursday that effective April 3, 2017, Howard Schultz will vacate his CEO position and be appointed executive chairman. He will continue in his present position as chairman of the board. 

Church’s Chicken Promotes Joe Christina to CEO

Church's Chicken announced today that Joseph Christina is succeeding Jim Hyatt as CEO.

Brix Holdings Promotes Craig Erlich to President

Craig ErlichDallas-based multi brand franchising company Brix Holdings, LLC announced yesterday the promotion of Craig Erlich to president. Erlich will oversee Brix's portfolio of franchise brands, which include franchisors Red Mango, Smoothie Factory, Souper Salad and RedBrick Pizza.

Franchise Brokers Association Names Paul Segreto as President

The Franchise Brokers Association (FBA) has announced the appointment of Paul Segreto as its president. The association focuses on educating, training, supporting and informing brokers who sell franchised businesses.

Phil Zeidman Steps Down after 56 Years of Service to IFA

Philip F. Zeidman, under DLA Piper and its predecessor law firms, has been the general counsel for the International Franchise Association since its inception 56 years ago.