SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 3, 2013--
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) today announced the promotions of
three executives: Mark H. Blankenship, Ph.D., to Executive Vice
President and Chief People, Culture & Corporate Strategy Officer; Paul
D. Melancon to Senior Vice President of Finance, Controller & Treasurer;
and Keith Guilbault to Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
Blankenship, previously Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative
Officer, is responsible for the company’s Human Resources, Compensation
& Benefits, Jack’s University, Training & Development, Consumer
Intelligence & Analytics, Internal Brand Communications and Corporate
Strategy process. He joined Jack in the Box Inc. in 1997 as Division
Vice President of Training & Development and Field Human Resources. In
2005, Blankenship was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources, and
in 2010 was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative
Officer. Prior to joining Jack in the Box Inc., Blankenship was Vice
President of Human Resources for Mitchell International. He has a
doctorate and a master’s degree in industrial organizational psychology
from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego and a
bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University,
Prior to his promotion, Melancon had served as Vice President and
Controller since joining Jack in the Box Inc. in 2005. He added the
title of Treasurer in 2008. A certified public accountant, Melancon has
34 years of experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining the
company, he was a senior executive at several major companies, including
Guess?, Inc., Hyper Entertainment, Inc., and Sears, Roebuck and Co. He
also spent 11 years with the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Melancon received his MBA from the University of Chicago and a
bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.
In his new role as Chief Marketing Officer for the Jack in the Box®
brand, Guilbault now has responsibility for all marketing functions,
including marketing communications, advertising, media and
merchandising, as well as oversight of the brand’s menu strategy and
several functions integral to product development and marketing,
including Research & Development, Regional Marketing and Operations
Support. Guilbault, who had served as Vice President of Menu &
Innovation since 2012, has held several positions of increasing
responsibility since joining the company in 2004 as a Regional Vice
President in Central California, including DVP of Brand Innovation &
Regional Marketing, DVP of Operations Initiatives and Vice President of
Franchising. Prior to joining Jack in the Box Inc., Guilbault held
management positions for several large companies, including Mobil Oil
Corporation, Priceline Webhouse Club and Freemarkets, Inc. Guilbault
received his MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in
marketing from the University of Rhode Island.
About Jack in the Box Inc.
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK), based in San Diego, is a restaurant
company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box® restaurants,
one of the nation’s largest hamburger chains, with more than 2,250
restaurants in 21 states. Additionally, through a wholly owned
subsidiary, the company operates and franchises Qdoba Mexican Grill®,
a leader in fast-casual dining, with over 600 restaurants in 46 states,
the District of Columbia and Canada. For more information on Jack in the
Box and Qdoba, including franchising opportunities, visit www.jackinthebox.com
Source: Jack in the Box Inc.
Jack in the Box Inc.
Brian Luscomb, (858) 571-2291