Papa John's International has promoted Steve Higdon to vice president of global communications. In his new position, Higdon is responsible for the company’s global internal and external communications strategies serving as initial point of contact for media relations and crisis response activities.

Higdon has served as senior director, Partnership Marketing since joining Papa John’s in 2012. Prior, he spent seven years with United Parcel Service, eight years as a senior executive, including six as CEO of Greater Louisville (Ky.) Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce, and the past seven years as a partner (owner) in Faulkner Real Estate, a regional development company.

In addition, Higdon has 15 years of experience in the community as a board director for several for profit and nonprofit corporations, including serving almost four years as chairman of the Louisville Sports Commission.

"Steve’s wide breadth of executive leadership and managerial experience coupled with his significant impact and involvement within the community make him uniquely qualified for this exciting position," said Andrew Varga, senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "We are thrilled to have him represent the brand while leading our global communications strategies."

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