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The parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP appoints a new president and chief information officer.
Dine Brands Global, Inc. has appointed two experienced franchise professionals as key players in its senior team. Tony Moralejo is the group’s new president, international and global development, while Justin Skelton will fill the role of chief information officer. Both will report to Thomas Song, the chief financial officer for Dine Brands.
“As we get through the global pandemic we realize we must have key leadership and capabilities in place to compete effectively everywhere, on all brands, across all geographies,” said Thomas Song. “Our approach is about deliberate and sustainable growth, with a technology infrastructure that supports and enables all restaurants. Tony and Justin have a clear understanding of this, and they are the perfect leaders to help evolve our growth and technology platforms of the future.”
Moralejo joins the group from Church’s Texas Chicken, and his prior experience spans over two decades of franchise development and leadership. Skelton, meanwhile, joined Dine Brands in 2019 as vice president, IT infrastructure and operations.