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LouisvilleKY’s Yum! Brands names new president

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) has announced the promotion of David Gibbs, 55, to President and Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Greg Creed. Gibbs, a 29-year veteran of the Company, has served as President and Chief Financial Officer for the last two years. In his expanded role as President and COO, Gibbs will assume operating leadership of global KFC Division as well as the U.S. and international businesses of Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, with the respective brand leaders reporting to him. Gibbs will retain his current Yum! Brands CFO role, title and responsibilities overseeing corporate…


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LouisvilleKY-based Yum! Brands Named to Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for Second Consecutive Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) today was named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the second consecutive year for the Company’s focused commitment to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality. The 2019 Bloomberg GEI includes 230 companies from 10 sectors across 36 countries and regions. “I’m incredibly proud that we’ve once again been named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. It’s a recognition of our ongoing commitment to ensure diversity and inclusion, including gender equity, are integrated into all aspects of our business,” said Tracy Skeans, Yum! Chief Transformation and People Officer. “Our focus on advancing women…


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2016 Voyageur Canoe World Championship kicks off in LouisvilleKY Saturday

PRESENTED BY YUM! BRANDS AND MAYOR GREG FISCHER, SET FOR JULY 30 First Race-Media Race 2PM Canoe race on the Ohio River will benefit Dare to Care Food Bank   Louisville, KY, June 9, 2016 – The 2016 Voyageur Canoe World Championship, presented by Yum! Brands and Mayor Greg Fischer, will be held July 30, 2016, at Louisville’s Waterfront Park.  The event will feature over 30 Voyageur Canoes racing on the Ohio River to claim the 2016 World Championship featuring a picnic atmosphere!  Yum! Brands is presenting the event with supporting sponsorship from Gordon Food Service, Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, and…


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Former LouisvilleKy CEO launches new venture

Driving the power of recognizing others is the focus of a new consumer brand founded by David Novak, acclaimed co-founder and former CEO of Yum! Brands PR Newswire LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 10, 2016 LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — David Novak, co-founder and former CEO of Yum! Brands, has launched OGO (O Great One!), the world’s first recognition brand on a mission to turn the world on to the awesome power of recognition and close what Novak has dubbed the “global recognition deficit.” During his nearly 15 years with Yum! Brands, Novak witnessed first-hand how important recognition is to people’s…


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Two Louisville Ky schools win national leadership certification

Doss High School and Mercy Academy among the schools with top honors. Here is the press release: NEWARK, Del., Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — This week, a group of schools and youth clubs across the country received the Lead2Feed Certified School honor in recognition for their inspiring community service work and impressive demonstrations of leadership. Lead2Feed is the nation’s leading and fastest growing free student leadership program that encourages students to develop leadership and teamwork skills by completing service learning projects addressing hunger or other community needs. Lead2Feed is a Common Core-aligned program inspired by Executive Chairman of Louisville-based Yum!…


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Another Early Louisville Ky Christmas Present – Tickets for Churchill Downs’ 2016 Season Go On Sale Friday, Dec. 11

LOUISVILLE, KY (Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015) – Tickets to Churchill Downs Racetrack’s (“CDRT”) 2016 Season and Kentucky Derby Week events outside of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks go on sale this Friday, Dec. 11, so get ready to secure next year’s seats for your favorite racing events at the historic racetrack. The 2016 season begins with Opening Night to kick off the Spring Meet and Derby Week on Saturday, April 30, and includes the Spring, September and Fall Meets with a total of 70 action packed racing days. Tickets are available at www.churchilldowns.com. Oaks…


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Louisville Ky-based Yum! Brands faces financial transition with CFO exit

Company to launch internal and external search for successor Louisville, KY,  – Louisville-based Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) announced today that Patrick Grismer, 53, intends to resign as Chief Financial Officer, effective February 19, 2016. Mr. Grismer will continue to serve as CFO until that time and will help finalize the Company’s 2015 Form 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He will also present at the Company’s upcoming investor conference in Plano, Texas, on December 10, 2015. The Company will conduct a search of internal and external candidates to identify a successor. “Pat has added tremendous value as CFO…


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In Louisville KY It’s Always Time to Think Derby

LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR ONLINE PRE-SALE OF 2016 KENTUCKY DERBY, OAKS TICKETS is NOV. 4 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Wednesday, Nov. 4 is the last day for the public to register online for Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Nov. 10 online pre-sale of approximately 10,000 reserved seats to the 2016 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and the Longines Kentucky Oaks. If any seats remain after the Nov. 10 pre-sale, they will be available to non-registered fans starting Thursday, Nov. 12. The deadline to register online ends at midnight ET on Nov. 4, 2015. If you do not register, you cannot take part in the pre-sale and will have…


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THE WEEK: Or at Least the Gist of It

Never before have so many Cardinal fans and broadcasters uttered the word “gist” — the result of a Thursday story by CBS Sports college hoops writer Gary Parrish that started like this: “Ohio State freshman JaQuan Lyle spoke with an NCAA investigator this week about his recruiting visit to Louisville in June 2013 and confirmed the gist of allegations involving paid escorts. . . “ This set off a talk-radio frenzy of speculation about what “gist” means, and was the first shoe to drop in that an actual recruit verified at least some part of the allegations in the controversial…


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Yum! Turns 18, Celebrates with Drive to End Hunger in Louisville KY

Louisville, KY – Yum! Brands, Inc.  is celebrating its 18th anniversary and it’s more apparent than ever that the company is feeding much of the world.  As part of its vision, Yum! wants to be a Company with a Huge Heart…. caring for its community and saving lives. While World Hunger Relief is the global effort to end hunger, it all starts here in Louisville. Yum! Brands is a lead sponsor of Dare to Care Food Bank, and has donated $13 million and 52 million meals during the last 13 years. Today the need is bigger than ever, with one in five Kentucky children at risk of…