Culver’s leans on tenured leaders following death of CEO

Burger chain names new senior roles

After the tragic, unexpected loss of its CEO, Phil Keiser, in October, Culver Franchising System Inc. naturally picked from one of its own in CFO Joe Koss to fill the job.

The Prairie du Sac, Wis.-based burger chain has a deep bench of long-tenured talent. Many of the company’s top executives worked for years alongside cofounder Craig Culver, and then Keiser, his successor as CEO. That group helped turn a small, regional chain into a $

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