Dunkin' Brands Names Michael Shutley Vice President, Federal & State Government Affairs
September 08, 2015 // Franchising.com // CANTON, MA - Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced that effective August 31, 2015, Michael R. Shutley joined the company as Vice President, Federal & State Government Affairs. Reporting directly to Karen Raskopf, Chief Communications Officer, Mr. Shutley will work closely with senior management to develop and implement the company’s legislative initiatives and to advocate for Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins franchisees at all levels of government, both domestically and internationally.
For the past seven years, Mr. Shutley served as the Director, Government Relations, for Brinker International, one of the world’s largest casual dining restaurant companies, where he successfully positioned the company as a leading voice in the public policy arena. Prior to his tenure with Brinker, Mr. Shutley played a key role in shaping the issues impacting the restaurant industry while serving as a director of legislative affairs for the National Restaurant Association. Before joining the industry, he served as Washington Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for the Honorable Ric Keller, U.S. House of Representatives.
“We are delighted to welcome Mike to Dunkin’ Brands. He has extensive experience working with all levels of government, a thorough understanding of the issues facing the food service industry and a proven track record of leading through collaboration which brings about better public policy. His background has ideally equipped him to lead our legislative affairs initiatives and to effectively advocate on behalf of the small businessmen and women who make up the ranks of our Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins franchise community,” said Karen Raskopf, Chief Communications Officer, Dunkin’ Brands.
Mr. Shutley received a Master of Arts degree in Political Management from George Washington University. He also received Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees Cum Laude from University of Central Florida.
About Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.
With more than 19,000 points of distribution in nearly 60 countries worldwide, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) is one of the world's leading franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. At the end of the second quarter 2015, Dunkin' Brands' nearly 100 percent franchised business model included more than 11,400 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and more than 7,600 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.
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