Arby’s has named Melissa Strait its first chief people officer, a move that culminates her 30-year rise from the unit level to the executive ranks of the Atlanta-based quick-service operator.
Strait was previously senior vice president of human resources and leadership development. In her new position, she will report directly to Arby’s CEO Paul Brown. She will lead the company’s talent management programs across the country.
“Melissa has been an instrumental advisor d