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Stephanie Lilak joins Dunkin' as human resources chief

General Mills veteran will work with franchisees and be responsible for global recruitment

Dunkin' Brands Group Inc., parent to Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins, has named Stephanie Lilak as senior vice president and chief human resources officer, the company said Monday.

Lilak will report to Dunkin' CEO Dave Hoffmann, the Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Brands announced. She succeeds Rich Emmett, who retired earlier this year as the company’s chief legal and human resources officer.

Stephanie-Lilak_Headshot-cropped.jpg"Stephanie is a transformational leader with a successful track record of helping global businesses implement human capital initiatives that drive growth,” said Hoffmann in a statement.” She's excelled at developing talent and has dedicated her career to building strong, inclusive corporate cultures.”

Lilak comes to Dunkin' after 23 years in executive-level human resource positions at General Mills. She was also the operations leader for the company's largest U.S. manufacturing plant.

In her new role, Lilak will be responsible for global employee recruitment, training, leadership development, succession planning, compensation and benefits, according to the company. She will also work with franchisees by creating programs to assist with recruiting, training and developing restaurant managers and crewmembers.

"I look forward to working with the company's leadership and our franchisee community,” Lilak said, “to develop and implement strategies designed to attract and retain top-tier talent for both the corporate entity as well as for Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins restaurants around the world."

Dunkin' Brands has 12,900 Dunkin' restaurants and more than 8,000 Baskin-Robbins units.

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