LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the
promotion of Steve Higdon to Vice President, Global Communications. In
his new position, Higdon is responsible for the company's global
internal and external communications strategies serving as initial point
of contact for media relations and crisis response activities.
Steve Higdon (Photo: Business Wire)
Higdon has served as Senior Director, Partnership Marketing since
joining Papa John's in 2012. Prior to joining Papa John's, Higdon spent
seven years in the multi-national corporate world with United Parcel
Service, eight years as a senior executive, including six as CEO of
Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce, and the past
seven years as a partner (owner) in Faulkner Real Estate, a regional
development company. In addition, Higdon has fifteen years of experience
in the community as a board director for several for profit and
nonprofit corporations, including serving almost four years as chairman
of the Louisville Sports Commission.
"Steve's wide breadth of executive leadership and managerial experience
coupled with his significant impact and involvement within the community
make him uniquely qualified for this exciting position," said Andrew
Varga, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer. "We are thrilled to have him
represent the brand while leading our global communications strategies."
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third largest pizza company. For 11 of the
past 13 years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in customer
satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American Customer
Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John's also earned the 2012 Harris Poll
EquiTrend® Pizza Brand of the Year. Papa John's is the Official Pizza
Sponsor of the National Football League and Super Bowl XLVII. For more
information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa
John's at www.papajohns.com.
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Papa John's International, Inc.
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Chief Marketing Officer
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