Subway names Carrie Walsh CMO

Subway Restaurants has named Carrie Walsh as chief marketing officer, the company said Tuesday.

The Milford, Conn.-based sandwich chain said Walsh most recently led marketing for arts and crafts retailer Michaels Stores and previously held the CMO role at Yum Brand’s Pizza Hut.

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Walsh succeeds Joseph Tripodi, who retired as Subway’s CMO in December.

She will be responsible for the brand's North America marketing and advertising strategy, as well as defining global brand standards and marketing strategies for the company’s international markets.

"I have been a Subway customer and brand fan throughout my life and am thrilled to be joining this iconic brand and great team," Walsh said in a statement.

In addition to Michaels and Pizza Hut, Walsh also spent eight years at PepsiCo leading marketing for various brands, including SunChips and Cheetos.

In addition to Walsh’s appointment, Subway also named several other new executives, including: Robin Seward as senior vice president of marketing strategy and planning; Aidan Hay as vice president of operations for North America; and Bill McCane as vice president of global development.

"We are thrilled to have such dynamic, industry leaders join the Subway team, adding to an already impressive roster of talent here in Milford and across the globe," said Trevor Haynes, Subway’s acting CEO and chief business development officers. "I look forward to their expertise in helping us build upon our unwavering commitment to provide every guest with a great experience, and every franchise owner with the tools for success."

Subway has about 42,400 franchised restaurants in more than 100 countries.

Contact Ron Ruggless at Ronald.Ruggless@Informa.com

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