The global quick-service restaurant brand, alongside its sister brands Texas Chicken and Church’s Texas Chicken, is acquiring top industry talent.
Church’s Chicken has announced the appointment of seasoned restaurant executive Gregg Gallagher as vice president, Americas, alongside Cinthia Nehring-Salm who has been promoted to director, international marketing.
Both Gallagher and Nehring-Salm will report to Kevin Corning, EVP international business.
“We are fortunate to have Gregg and Cinthia take on these new roles and look forward to working with them to grow our business,” said Karen Viera, SVP and global chief people officer for Church’s Chicken. “I have confidence in their leadership and in the tremendous work being done by the collective regional leadership team.”
Gallagher joins Church’s Chicken with more than 15 years of international restaurant experience, most recently serving as senior director, international business development for parent company Inspire Brands.
In his new position, Gallagher will leverage his extensive expertise to serve as the leader driving sales through the planning, development, and execution of the Americas international growth strategy.
“Church’s is well-known for its legacy of innovative leadership and I’m honored to join a brand that has such a strong international footprint,” said Gallagher. “I look forward to contributing to the continued growth of the company by expanding its brand presence and building enhanced franchise relationships.”
Nehring-Salm, meanwhile, has been a part of the Church’s family for several years, most recently serving as regional marketing manager where she led the marketing planning and execution for the Americas.
In this capacity, she represented 300 restaurants in the largest international region, encompassing Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada, Honduras, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, Curacao, and Venezuela.
As director, international marketing, Nehring-Salm will be responsible for the design, coordination, and direction of all international marketing initiatives for the development and growth of Church’s Chicken internationally, with a special focus on Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East/North Africa.