Ms. Pringle joined the Company in May 2002 and has served as our Chief Development Officer since December 2014.
As a member of our senior leadership team, she is responsible for design, construction, real estate planning, site selection, portfolio management and franchise development and services. Ms. Pringle leads the Company’s image activation efforts, including brand reimaging, new restaurant development and system optimization growth initiatives for the North America business. Previously, she served as our Senior Vice President of Restaurant Development and Growth Initiatives from July 2013 to December 2014 and Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Planning from April 2012 to June 2013. In these capacities, Ms. Pringle led the creation of new restaurant designs and uniforms and partnered with the Company’s Marketing team to redesign the brand logo and packaging. Prior to that, she ultimately served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Planning from November 2008 to March 2012 and was responsible for facilitating the Company’s brand-planning process and driving key strategies, such as strategic pricing, breakfast, sustainability (CSR) and franchise excellence.
Prior to her tenure with the Company, Ms. Pringle worked from 1996 to 2002 for Accenture plc, a global professional services company, where she provided leadership to various clients in the areas of process reengineering, systems implementations, organizational design and change management.
Ms. Pringle has also served on the board of directors and the executive committee of the Columbus, Ohio Chamber of Commerce since 2013, and she has been the chair of the strategy committee of the Columbus, Ohio Chamber of Commerce since 2016. She has also served on the advisory board of Dupler Office, a privately held company since 2017.