SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 2014--
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) today announced that Sharon John
will be joining the company’s board of directors, effective September
18, 2014. John is Chief Executive Officer of Build-A-Bear Workshop,
Inc., an interactive entertainment retailer with approximately 400
company and franchised Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide generating
close to $400 million in annual sales.
John joins the Jack in the Box Inc. board with more than 25 years of
retail marketing, branding and executive management experience in the
public and private sectors. Prior to joining Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.
in 2013, she served three years as President of the Stride Rite
Children’s Group, a footwear division of Wolverine Worldwide with more
than 300 stores in the U.S. and abroad. From 2002 to 2010 John held
several senior management roles with Hasbro Inc., most recently as
General Manager and Senior Vice President of its Global
Preschool/Playskool business unit and, prior to that as the Senior Vice
President and General Manager of the U.S. Toy division where she managed
a wide portfolio of brands, including NERF, Transformers and My Little
Pony. In 2002, John founded her own toy company, Checkerboard Toys, and
served as its CEO until joining Hasbro. In 1999 John was Vice President
of Marketing & Product Development for the U.S. toy division of Vtech
Holdings Ltd., and from 1994 to 1999 she held several senior management
positions at Mattel, Inc., most recently as Vice President of
International Marketing for the company’s Disney business unit. John
also has experience working at top marketing and advertising agencies,
including DDB Needham Worldwide and Backer Spielvolgel Bates, both in
“Sharon is a tremendous addition to our board,” said Lenny Comma,
chairman and CEO at Jack in the Box Inc. “For more than two decades
she’s been a driving force at some of the most popular consumer brands
in North America. We’re looking forward to benefiting from her extensive
experience positioning businesses like Build-A-Bear Workshop and Stride
Rite for growth and success as we continue to expand our Jack in the
Box® and Qdoba® brands.”
John holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of
Tennessee at Knoxville and an MBA in International Business and
Marketing from Columbia University in New York.
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 more than 600 restaurants in 47
states, the District of Columbia and Canada. For more information on
Jack in the Box and Qdoba, including franchising opportunities, visit www.jackinthebox.com
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Jack in the Box Inc.
Brian Luscomb, (858) 571-2291