DUBLIN, OHIO — Liliana M. Esposito has been promoted to chief corporate affairs and sustainability officer at The Wendy’s Co. Ms. Esposito, who most recently was chief communications officer, now will be responsible for communications, quality assurance, customer care, public affairs and corporate responsibility.
Ms. Esposito develops vision and strategy for all communications with franchisees and employees, public relations, government relations and corporate responsibility, as well as quality and safety procedures throughout the supply chain and a safe and quality dining experience in all Wendy’s restaurants. Her team recently restructured Wendy’s corporate responsibility efforts under one united banner, Good Done Right, and created a supplier code of conduct.
She is a trustee of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption; executive sponsor of WeQual, the company’s employee resource group focused on LGBTQ+ employees and allies; and a member of the board of directors of Quality Supply Chain Co-op Inc., the independent purchasing cooperative for Wendy’s restaurants.
Prior to joining Wendy’s, Ms. Esposito was vice president of corporate communications and public affairs at Dallas-based Dean Foods. Other previous experience includes tenure as public affairs manager with Mars Inc. in New Jersey, and as a public relations consultant for eight years in New York.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in government and foreign affairs (with Distinction) from the University of Virginia, and a juris doctorate (Summa Cum Laude) from Seton Hall Law School.