Caldeira to newly created v.p. post at Dunkin' Brands

by Eric Schroeder
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CANTON, MASS. — Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., the parent company of quick-service brands Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin-Robbins and Togo’s, has named Stephen J. Caldeira executive vice-president, global communications, and chief public affairs officer, effective Oct. 29. He will oversee worldwide communications for all internal and external audiences, including employees, franchisees and media, as well as lead the company’s government, industry and community relations efforts

Mr. Caldeira most recently was co-founder, president and chief executive officer of the non-profit Elliot Leadership Institute. He has more than two decades of broad-range leadership, political, public affairs and communications experience to the newly created position. Before joining the Institute, he was vice-president of industry relations for PepsiCo, Inc. Before joining PepsiCo in 2002, he held several corporate and non-profit executive positions, including president and chief operating officer of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, and senior vice-president of communications, marketing and public health and safety for the National Restaurant Association.

Mr. Caldeira also has worked at Burson-Marsteller, where he was a managing director in the U.S. Public Affairs Practice, and early in his career was political director to former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato of New York.

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