Dunkin' Brands adds director of government affairs

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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CANTON, MASS. — Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. has named Cicely D. Simpson director of federal and state government affairs.

"Dunkin’ Brands recognizes that issues affecting the restaurant industry are increasingly being debated at both the federal and state levels," said Jon L. Luther, Dunkin’ Brands’ chairman and chief executive officer. "Adding a dynamic and widely respected leader such as Cicely to our team will help our company and franchisees stay ahead of the curve on public policy issues."

Ms. Simpson will work to direct all federal and state government affairs activities along with the company’s corporate political action committee and maintain relationships with government and regulatory bodies. She has more than 10 years of experience in legislative affairs and public policy and has been legislative director for Rep. Jim Cooper of Tennessee.

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