February 2015 Monthly Meeting: Branding Lessons from Unexpected Places: Delicious Recipe for Success
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Kat Cole's story is an inspiration, and the root of her lessons on managing your company’s brand, your own brand, and your role as a PR professional can come from unexpected places. Kat moved up from working as a hostess at 17 years old in Hooters restaurants to traveling globally to help open new franchises at the age of 19, dropped out of college, advanced to various management and leadership positions and at the age of 26, and became one of the youngest executives in the hospitality industry.

2/20/2015
When: Friday, February 20, 2015
11:30 - 12:15 Registration & Networking; 12:15 - 1:15 Lunch & Program
Where: Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
7 Concourse Parkway
Atlanta, GA  30328
Contact: Denise Grant
770.449.6369


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Kat Cole, President, Cinnabon, Inc., will be the February Georgia Chapter monthly luncheon speaker. (This is also the Real World keynote luncheon speaker.) Her story is an inspiration, and the root of her lessons on managing your company’s brand, your own brand, and your role as a PR professional can come from unexpected places.

Kat moved up from working as a hostess at 17 years old in Hooters restaurants to traveling globally to help open new franchises at the age of 19, dropped out of college, advanced to various management and leadership positions and at the age of 26, and became one of the youngest executives in the hospitality industry as a Vice President, and acting as a member of the Executive Team for Hooters. She is the chair of the board for the Women’s Foodservice Forum, and an investor and advisor to retail and tech start-ups.

For the past four years she has served as president of Cinnabon, the market leader among cinnamon roll bakeries, and one of several brands in the FOCUS Brands portfolio. FOCUS Brands is the brand owner, franchisor and operator of more than 4,500 locations and licensor of 80 products in over 75,000 points of retail and grocery distribution, all under the brands you know and love: Cinnabon, Carvel, Auntie Anne’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, McAlister’s Deli and Schlotzsky’s Bakery & Café. Come hear more about their recipe for success.