Dine Brands Global, Inc., the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar and IHOP restaurants, announced the appointment of Susan M. Collyns to the corporation’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. In connection with the appointment of Collyns, the Board of Directors also approved an increase in the size of the Board of Directors from nine to 10 directors. Collyns is an independent director who will serve as a Class II director with a term expiring at the Corporation’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
“We are very excited to welcome Sue to our Board of Directors,” says Chairman of the Board of Directors, Richard J. Dahl. “Sue is a seasoned business leader with deep and pertinent restaurant and food service industry insight and expertise in accounting, finance and operations. She possesses the skills and qualifications we have identified as focal points for our Board of Directors, and I am confident she will be an invaluable asset to the Board of Directors and the Corporation as we execute on our strategic objectives.”
Collyns has served as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Beachbody, LLC, a health, fitness and nutrition company, since August 2014. Previously, Collyns served as the Chief Financial Officer of Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corp., a financial data subscription business, from July 2012 to August 2014. From 2001 to 2011, Collyns served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. Collyns has served on the board of directors of Waitr Holdings Inc. since May 2019 and is a member of its compensation committee and the chair of its audit committee. Collyns previously served on the board of directors and audit committee of Potbelly, Inc. from May 2018 to May 2019. Collyns also served on the board of directors of Zoe’s Kitchen, Inc. from February 2014 to November 2018, where she served as the chair of the audit committee and was a member of the nominating and governance committee.
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