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Lynne Zappone

Chief People Officer

My purpose is: To create communities where people can learn and thrive.

Lynne Zappone became Chief Talent Officer at Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen in April 2011. Ms. Zappone has 25 years of extensive experience in global human resources, talent development and learning, and business management.

Prior to joining Popeyes, Ms. Zappone served in a number of senior human resources positions with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) from 1998 to 2011 and most recently served as Senior Vice President, Global Learning and Americas Human Resources. During her tenure at IHG, Ms. Zappone was responsible for business management, human resources business support and global talent development and learning strategies.

Before joining IHG, Ms. Zappone enjoyed 10 years of strategy and leadership experience including consulting with Phillips Associates and organizational development and training roles with Fidelity Federal Bank and Sheraton Universal Hotel.

Ms. Zappone sits on the board for Georgia Council for International Visitors and is also a member of the HR Leadership Forum, American Society Training & Development, Co-chair of Women’s Foodservice Forum HR Advisory Council and ATL Learning Leader Forum.

Ms. Zappone holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Flagler College and Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.