Andrew Varga joins Papa John's as senior v.p., c.m.o.

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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LOUISVILLE, KY. — Andrew Varga has joined Papa John’s International, Inc. as senior vice-president and chief marketing officer. Mr. Varga, a marketing veteran who joins Papa John’s after 21 years with Brown-Forman Corp., will report to Jude Thompson, president and chief operating officer.

"We are excited to welcome Andrew Varga to Papa John’s," Mr. Thompson said. "Andrew is a savvy marketing veteran who understands the power of branding and has done an outstanding job during his career at Brown-Forman. He has significant retail and branding experience in a highly competitive environment, and I am confident in his ability to move Papa John’s forward by keeping our brand on message and on strategy."

Mr. Vargas had been senior vice-president/director of marketing for Brown-Forman since 2007, responsible for the company’s Wines and Spirits portfolio in the North American region. Earlier, he held roles in wines marketing and corporate strategy.

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