Wendy’s CEO Announces Plans to Retire


DUBLIN, Ohio — Emil Brolick, president and CEO of The Wendy’s Company, has announced plans to retire from his position this May. Todd Penegor, EVP and CFO will become the new president and CEO.

“Serving our customers, employees, franchisees and shareholders has been one of the greatest privileges in my life,” said Brolick. “I feel honored to have been chosen as a steward of Dave Thomas’ great legacy for the Wendy’s family, and I could not be more confident in Todd Penegor as the president and CEO of The Wendy’s Company. I believe Wendy’s best days are yet to come.”

Brolick has served in his role since September 2011 and previously spent 12 years with the company in various leadership roles. Brolick is expected to continue to serve on the company’s Board of Directors upon his retirement.

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