Sept. 17, 2009
The promotions are:
- Tim North to senior vice president, North American Operations
- Annette Calhoun to vice president, Human Resources
- Dennis Gerstner to division vice president, North Division
North will report to Bill Mitchell in his capacity as president, Global Operations; Calhoun will report to Papa John's president and chief operating officer, Jude Thompson; and Gerstner will report to North.
North has been with Papa John's since 2005 serving as division vice president, North Division, leading the division's operations and development efforts. In his new capacity, North will be responsible for overseeing all franchise and corporate operations in the United States and Canada. Prior to Papa John's, North spent most of his career in the foodservice industry, most recently serving as general manager, Northeast U.S. for Pizza Hut from 2003 to 2005.
Gerstner joined Papa John's in 2001, and since 2006, has served as vice president of Nontraditional Operations, overseeing expansion and operations in stadium and other nontraditional venues. From 2001 to 2006, he served in various other roles within the company, including vice president OSST, operations vice president and director of operations.
Calhoun joined Papa John's in 1999 and has served in various roles in Human Resources for the company, including senior director of benefits since 2005. Calhoun has more than 18 years of management and human resources experience in various industries including hospitality, legal and restaurant. Prior to joining Papa John's, Calhoun served as the head of Human Resources for Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, a Louisville-based regional law firm, where she was responsible for managing all aspects of the firm's human resources function.