Denny’s appoints general counsel

Jun 10, 2020
Gail Sharps Myers was general counsel and secretary at American Tire Distributors

Nasdaq-listed Denny’s has recruited Gail Sharps Myers as general counsel, reporting directly to CEO John Miller.

Myers was previously executive vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer for American Tire Distributors. In that position she led the company’s corporate governance and compliance functions and handled financial reporting, M&A, labor and employment, real estate, litigation, data privacy and government affairs issues.

Before that, she was senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at Snyder’s-Lance. Earlier in her career Myers served as senior vice president, deputy general counsel and chief compliance counsel at US Foods.

Spartanburg, South Carolina-based Denny’s operates one of the largest US franchised full-service restaurant chains, with roughly 1,700 franchised, licensed and company restaurants globally.

‘We are very excited to have Gail Myers join our executive leadership team and look forward to her contributions to the business,’ says Miller in a statement. ‘[She] is a welcome addition to the team and the Denny’s family. We are confident that her insights and fresh perspective will be invaluable to our mission to drive growth and build long-term shareholder value for Denny’s.’

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