Jon Luther was CEO of Dunkin' Brands—the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins—from 2003 until 2009, and its chairman from 2006 to 2013. Under his leadership, Dunkin' Donuts went from a regionally known chain to a worldwide powerhouse. He also re-energized its marketing initiatives by launching the award-winning “America Runs on Dunkin'” campaign and transformed the menu beyond donuts.
In the past few years, Jon has served as chairman of Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc., lead director of the board of Six Flags Theme Parks, and board member at Brinker International. Earlier in his career, he was president of Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits and held leadership positions in contract foodservice with Marriott, Delaware North, and Aramark.
His career accolades include the Golden Chain Award from Nation’s Restaurant News, the Chain Leadership Award from Chain Leader magazine, and Gold Plate Award from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association. He was inducted into the MenuMasters Hall of Fame in 2010 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Leadership Roundtable in 2012. He joined the CIA Board of Trustees in 2006 and became chairman in 2015.