LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today announced the appointment of Tanya L. Domier to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2018. Ms. Domier is Chief Executive Officer of Advantage Solutions (Advantage), a leading North American provider of outsourced sales, marketing and business solutions to consumer goods manufacturers and retailers.
“Tanya’s extensive sales and marketing background, along with her leadership experience successfully running a customer-driven business, make her an excellent addition to the Yum! Brands Board,” said Robert Walter, Non-Executive Chairman of Yum! Brands. “We’re thrilled to have Tanya join us during this exciting and transformative time for our company as we continue to evolve as the restaurant industry’s leading global franchisor.”
Greg Creed, Chief Executive Officer of Yum! Brands, said, “Tanya is a talented executive with a customer-focused and growth mindset. We look forward to the insights she will bring as we rapidly transform into a more focused, more franchised and more efficient company in order to strengthen and grow KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell globally and deliver more growth to our shareholders.”
Ms. Domier, 51, was named Advantage’s CEO in January 2013 after serving as its President and Chief Operating Officer since 2010. Under Ms. Domier’s leadership, Advantage is developing digital technology solutions to help support brands and retailers in addressing the challenges they face in today’s omni-channel world. After the recently announced, pending acquisition of Daymon Worldwide, Advantage will constitute the only global solutions company with both brand-centric and retailer-centric services. Earlier in her career, Ms. Domier led the formation of Advantage’s marketing division, which has risen to become the top-ranked promotions and experiential agency in the U.S. according to Ad Age. Ms. Domier joined Advantage in 1990 from The J.M. Smucker Company and has held a variety of executive-level positions in sales, marketing and operations. In addition to her duties as CEO, Ms. Domier is a member of the Board of Directors of Nordstrom, Inc. and of Enactus, an international nonprofit organization promoting entrepreneurship for college students.
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 44,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. In 2017, Yum! Brands was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and among the top 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Worldwide, the Yum! Brands system opens over six new restaurants per day on average, making it a leader in global retail development.