Red Robin names Lintonsmith CMO

GREENWOOD VILLAGE Colo. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. has named Susan Lintonsmith senior vice president and chief marketing officer, responsible for leading all brand and marketing activities for the company's 360-plus-unit casual-dining chain.

Before joining Red Robin, Lintonsmith was vice president and general manager for WhiteWave Foods' Horizon Organic brand. She previously had been vice president of global marketing for Western Union and had spent more than five years with Coca-Cola Co. and seven years with Pizza Hit in various marketing positions.

Lintonsmith will report to chairman and chief executive Dennis Mullen, who called her a "dynamic marketing leader."