Chief Development Officer
Abigail Pringle was named Chief Development Officer for The Wendy’s Company in December 2014. A member of Wendy’s senior leadership team, Ms. Pringle is responsible for Design, Construction, Real Estate Planning, Site Selection, Portfolio Management, and Franchise Development and Services. She leads the brand’s reimaging, new restaurant development and system optimization growth initiatives for the North America business. Ms. Pringle, who previously served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Planning and Senior Vice President, Restaurant Development and Growth Initiatives, has led the Company’s Image Activation efforts over the last five years. In this capacity, she led the creation of new restaurant designs and uniforms, while partnering with Wendy’s Marketing team to redesign the brand logo and packaging. Prior to being named SVP in 2012, Ms. Pringle served as Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Planning, and 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 joining Wendy’s in 2002, Ms. Pringle worked for Accenture, a global management consulting company -- providing leadership to various clients in the areas of process reengineering, systems implementations, organizational design and change management.