Board & Management Biographies

Board of Directors
Julia A. Stewart
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Julia A. Stewart
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Julia A. Stewart, a nearly 40-year veteran of the restaurant industry, serves as chairman and CEO of DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:  DIN). DineEquity is one of the world’s largest full-service restaurant companies, which she led the creation of in 2007 by merging Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants into a $7 billion dollar system sales company. DineEquity franchises and operates more than 3,500 restaurants globally in 18 countries under the Applebee’s and IHOP brands, wit... 

Richard J. Dahl
Lead Director
Richard J. Dahl
Lead Director


Mr. Dahl has served on the Company’s Board of Directors since February 2004 and is currently the Board’s Lead Director. Mr. Dahl is a private investor with an extensive business background, and currently serves as president and chief executive officer of the James Campbell Company LLC and chairman of the board for International Rectifier Corporation (NYSE: IRF). From July of 2004 through June of 2007 Mr. Dahl served in senior executive positions for Dole Food Company, Inc. Positions held by Mr. ... 
Howard M. Berk
Director
Howard M. Berk
Director


Mr. Berk has served on the Company’s board of directors since February 2009. Since 2002, Mr. Berk has been a Partner at MSD Capital, L.P., the investment firm formed in 1998 to exclusively manage the capital of Michael Dell and his family. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Berk was Managing Director of TG Capital Corp., an investment group that manages the capital of a single family and acquires and invests in both public and private companies. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Berk was with The Stenbeck Group, ac... 
Daniel J. Brestle
Director
Daniel J. Brestle
Director


Mr. Brestle has served on the Company’s board of directors since July 2009. Mr. Brestle most recently served as vice chairman and president of Estee Lauder Companies Inc. North America, a position he retired from in June 2009 after spending more than 30 years in leadership positions within the Lauder organization and its family of brands. During his tenure, he held numerous positions including chief operating officer and group president of the Company’s high growth specialty brands. Prior to ... 
Stephen  P. Joyce
Director
Stephen  P. Joyce
Director


Mr. Joyce has served on the Company’s Board of Directors since February 2012. He has served as president and chief executive officer of Choice Hotels International, Inc. since June 2008, where he has also been a director since 2008. From May to June 2008, Mr. Joyce served as president and chief operating officer of Choice Hotels. From 1982 to 2007, Mr. Joyce was with Marriott International, Inc., where he attained the role of executive vice president, global development/owner and franchise servi... 
Larry A. Kay
Director
Larry A. Kay
Director


Mr. Kay has served on the Company’s Board of Directors since May 1987. Previously, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors from January 2003 to May 2006 and Lead Director from May 2006 through December 2009. Mr Kay has served as chief executive officer and managing member of BSG Technologies, LLC since 2008. Mr. Kay was a private consultant and investor from 1994 until 2008. He serves as director of Design Center Solutions, Inc. dba Bridgeway Media Group and is an honorary board member of the... 
Caroline W. Nahas
Director
Caroline W. Nahas
Director


Ms. Nahas has served on the Company’s board of directors since 1992. She has held the position of Managing Director, Southern California, of Korn/Ferry International or similar positions since May 1998. She served as a member of the Executive Committee of Korn/Ferry International from December 1995 until August 1998. Ms. Nahas serves as chairman of the board of directors of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and as an executive committee member of the UCLA Anderson School of Management-Board of V... 
Gilbert T. Ray
Director
Gilbert T. Ray
Director


Gilbert T. Ray has served on the Company's board of directors since December 2004. Mr. Ray is a retired partner of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. For more than 28 years, he practiced corporate law, and has extensive experience with conventional corporate and tax exempt transactions as well as international finance.

Mr. Ray currently is a member of the Boards of Advance Auto Parts, Inc., Diamond Rock Hospitality, Towers Watson and Company, Season Series Fund and SunAmerica Series Trust, ... 

Patrick W. Rose
Director
Patrick W. Rose
Director


Mr. Rose has served on the Company’s Board of Directors since 1992. He is a private investor. Mr. Rose served as chairman of the board, president and chief Executive Officer of Bumble Bee Seafoods, Inc. from June 1985 to August 1988. He served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Van Camp Seafood, Inc., from March 1992 to August 1997. From 2003 until December 2009, he served on the board of directors of Birds Eye Foods, Inc. Since 2003, he has served as United St... 
Douglas  M. Pasquale
Director
Douglas  M. Pasquale
Director


Mr. Pasquale, 58, served as senior advisor to the chairman and chief executive officer of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) from July 2011 to December 2011 upon its acquisition of Nationwide Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: NHP), a real estate investment trust that invested in medical office buildings, senior housing and long-term care facilities. Mr. Pasquale was also appointed to the board of directors of Ventas on July 1, 2011 and continues to serve on that board. Prior to the acquisition of Nationwide ... 
Management Team
Julia A. Stewart
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Julia A. Stewart
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Julia A. Stewart, a nearly 40-year veteran of the restaurant industry, serves as chairman and CEO of DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:  DIN). DineEquity is one of the world’s largest full-service restaurant companies, which she led the creation of in 2007 by merging Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants into a $7 billion dollar system sales company. DineEquity franchises and operates more than 3,500 restaurants globally in 18 countries under the Applebee’s and IHOP brands, wit... 

Tom W. Emrey
Chief Financial Officer
Tom W. Emrey
Chief Financial Officer


Tom Emrey was appointed chief financial officer of DineEquity in September 2011.

Mr. Emrey most recently served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Universal Studios Home Entertainment (USHE), a subsidiary of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. In this role, he was responsible for oversight of USHE's strategy, research, technical services, operations, logistics, and supply chain. Mr. Emrey joined USHE as chief financi... 
Steven R. Layt
President, Applebee’s International, Inc.
Steven R. Layt
President, Applebee’s International, Inc.


Steve Layt was appointed to the position of president of Applebee’s International, Inc. in February 2014. As president, Mr. Layt leads the overall strategic direction for all functional areas of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, the largest casual dining restaurant chain in the world.

Mr. Layt joined Applebee’s in January 2012 as senior vice president of operations, a position he held until being named president. In this position, he led the company’s efforts to redefine the guest... 

Daniel  del Olmo
President, International
Daniel  del Olmo
President, International


Daniel del Olmo was appointed to the position of president, international at DineEquity, Inc. in December 2013. Mr. del Olmo is responsible for international operations and development.

Prior to joining DineEquity, Mr. del Olmo served as senior vice president and managing director of Wyndham Hotel Group. During his 11 years at Wyndham, del Olmo held executive positions with global scope, and previously served in executive international roles with Amadeus Global Travel Distributio... 

Bryan R. Adel
Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Secretary
Bryan R. Adel
Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Secretary


Bryan Adel was appointed to the position of senior vice president, legal, general counsel and secretary in August 2010. Mr. Adel leads DineEquity’s Legal function with responsibility for all legal matters relating to the Company’s operations including securities, litigation, corporate governance, risk management and public reporting/regulatory compliance, in addition to overseeing the Company’s Quality Assurance function.

Most recently, Mr. Adel served as senior vice president, gen... 
John B. Jakubek
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
John B. Jakubek
Senior Vice President, Human Resources


John Jakubek was appointed to the position of senior vice president, human resources, in March 2008. In this position, Jakubek provides leadership for the Company’s human resource function at DineEquity, inc. as well as within the Applebee’s and IHOP business units and holds primary responsibility for leading the cultural integration of the two business units and the parent company. Additionally, Jakubek enables the role of human resources as a business partner and ensures the consistent in... 

Greggory  H. Kalvin
Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller
Greggory  H. Kalvin
Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller


Greggory Kalvin is senior vice president, corporate controller of DineEquity. Mr. Kalvin is responsible for providing leadership for the Company’s accounting, tax and financial reporting groups, as well as its accounting management and regulatory reporting and compliance process, including direction of the Company’s general accounting practices, financial controls, and analysis and reporting functions.

Prior to joining DineEquity, Mr. Kalvin most recently served as the Chief A... 

Scott Remy
Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs
Scott Remy
Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs


Scott Remy was appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs in August 2013. Mr. Remy is responsible for all internal and external communications for the Company, as well as public affairs, government relations, crisis management and meetings and events.

Prior to joining DineEquity, Mr. Remy served as the Chief Communications Officer at Nestlé USA. In this role, he led multiple disciplines, including advertising and media relationship marke... 



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