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Dunkin’ Brands names Deputy, Raskopf to senior positions

CANTON Mass. Dunkin’ Brands, parent of the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins quick-service snack chains, said Monday it has named Christine Deputy and Karen Raskopf senior vice president of human resources and senior vice president of corporate communications, respectively.

In her new post, Deputy will be responsible for spearheading the company's employee recruitment, compensation, benefits, leadership and development, policy development and employee health and wellness at the corporate level.

Raskopf will head up the company's global public relations efforts, including internal and external communications as well as marketing and crisis public relations, event management and community relations. Both women are 20-year veterans of their respective fields.

Before joining Dunkin' Brands, Deputy served as Starbucks' vice president of partner resources for the Asia Pacific Region and Raskopf was senior vice president of corporate communications for Blockbuster Inc.

Both will report directly to Nigel Travis, Dunkin' Brands chief executive.

"Both Christine Deputy and Karen Raskopf are exceptional leaders who bring to Dunkin' Brands invaluable experiences at Fortune 500 multiunit retailing chains with global presences and dynamic franchisee communities," Travis said. "We are excited to welcome both É as we look toward continuing our brands' growth and success."

Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins together have more than 14,000 locations worldwide.

Contact Elissa Elan at [email protected]

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