Cooney appointed senior vice president position at Red Robin
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., a casual dining restaurant chain focused
on serving gourmet burgers, announced
Wednesday the appointment of Cathy Cooney as senior vice president
and chief people officer. Cooney will be responsible for leading the
development and execution of human resource (HR) strategies that will
drive engagement, build strength and capabilities across functions
and create a best in class restaurant organization that will
consistently advance the company's business goals.
brings to Red Robin nearly three decades of HR experience, with a
career that includes HR leadership roles in a number of industries
including consumer brands, food distribution, healthcare and
joining Red Robin, Cooney served as executive vice president of Human
Resources for Carefusion. Prior to her 14-year career in the
healthcare industry, Cooney served in several HR roles of increasing
responsibility over an eight-year span for Pepsico, Inc., including
senior director of Human Resources for Pepsico Food Systems and
benefits leader for Frito-Lay, Inc.
earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of
Missouri, Kansas City, Mo.
There currently are 478
Red Robin locations across the United States and Canada. The
chain was founded in 1969.