J.C. Penney Company has elected Paul Brown, chief executive officer of Arby’s Restaurant Group, to its board of directors.
Brown has spent three years leading Arby’s Restaurant Group. Prior to Arby’s, Brown served as president, brands and commercial services at Hilton Worldwide, and served as president of Expedia North America.
With experience in the food service, hospitality, e-commerce and consulting industries, Brown has a track record of improving the performance of leading global and franchise brands, the company said.
“Paul is credited for building the financial performance at several global brands by understanding the importance of attracting a new generation of customers as the primary means for sustainable growth,” said Marvin Ellison, chairman and chief executive officer of J.C. Penney. “His broad expertise makes him an excellent addition to our board as J.C. Penney continues delivering lasting customer loyalty through value, exclusive shopping experiences and enhanced omnichannel execution.”