April 15, 2008 // Franchising.com // SPARTANBURG, S.C.- Michelle Hunt has been promoted to Director of Supplier Diversity for Denny's, America's largest full-service family restaurant chain. In her role, Hunt has responsibility to ensure minority and women owned companies are given equal opportunity to compete for business with Denny's. Hunt serves as a liaison with minority and women owned suppliers as well as with local, regional and national business organizations.
"Michelle's work is critical to our cultivating business relationships that support Denny's commitment to diversity," said Louis Laguardia, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Diversity.
Hunt, previously Manager of Supplier Diversity, began her career in 1995 and was involved in the development and implementation of Denny's Supplier Diversity Program. It is her commitment to identifying minority and women candidates that contributed to a number of national awards and recognitions for Denny's. The company has received honors as one of the "Top 40 Companies for Diversity" by Black Enterprise, in addition to consecutive rankings as one of the "Top 10 Best Companies for Asian Americans."
She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC), serves as the Secretary of the Foothills Regional Advisory Committee, and on the Food and Beverage Committee of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NSMDC). In addition, she serves on the board of the Piedmont Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Denny's is America's largest full-service family restaurant chain, with more than 1,500 locations. For more than 50 years, Denny's has been serving up real breakfast 24/7. Home of the famous Grand Slam® breakfast Denny's provides a variety of flavorful food and beverage choices. For more information on Denny's, please visit www.dennys.com.