Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. Canton, Mass., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts (DD) and Baskin-Robbins (BR), appointed Ginger Gregory senior vice president and chief human resources officer. She will join the Dunkin’ Brands Executive Leadership Team and report directly to Dunkin’ Brands’ Chief Executive Officer Nigel Travis.
Gregory has held executive-level human resources positions for several multinational companies across a variety of industries. In her new role at Dunkin’ Brands, she will be responsible for global employee recruitment, training, compensation, benefits and organizational development. She also will serve as co-chair of Dunkin’ Donuts’ People’s Subcommittee where she will lead the creation of tools and programs designed to attract, hire, train, and develop restaurant managers and crewmembers.
“At Dunkin’ Brands, our goal is to offer an exceptional customer experience at our restaurants around the world, and that will only happen if we hire, develop and retain the best employees in the quick service restaurant industry,” said Nigel Travis, Dunkin’ Brands CEO and Dunkin’ Donuts president. “With her executive leadership skills and her passion for organizational development, Ginger is eminently qualified to help us achieve that goal and, as a result, drive the global growth of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins.”
Gregory joins Dunkin’ Brands from Novartis International AG, a multibillion-dollar healthcare solutions company, where she led a global team of human resources professionals. Prior to Novartis, Gregory held leadership positions at Novo Nordisk, and arlier in her career, she held a variety of positions at Bristol Myers Squibb.
“I am delighted to be joining Dunkin’ Brands, a company with two of the world’s best-loved brands and one of the premier franchising concepts in the world,” said Gregory. “I look forward to working with the company leadership and our franchisee community to attract and retain great talent for Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants around the world.”
Gregory received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, a Master of Arts in Philosophy, and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the George Washington University, where she also served as a Lecturer in Psychology, Research Assistant and Graduate Teaching Fellow.