Chairman and CEO of Dunkin' Brands Receives Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship
The 2008 Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship was given to Jon L. Luther, Chairman and CEO of Dunkin' Brands. The award honors his extraordinary leadership and innovative approach in transforming a regional New England company into a player on the national stage. Mr. Luther is driving an ambitious plan that is expanding and energizing two world-renowned brands-Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins. Under his leadership, Dunkin' Brands reached in 2007, $6.6 billion in worldwide sales with over 13,800 stores, many of which are located abroad.
About Dunkin' Brands
Dunkin' Brands, Inc. is a premier quick service restaurant franchisor with a leading position in the coffee, bakery and ice cream segments of the QSR category. Dunkin' Brands has more than 13,800 points of distribution in 44 countries.
About Jon Luther
Jon L. Luther was named chief executive officer of Dunkin' Brands in January 2003 and chairman in March 2006. A veteran of the food-service industry, Jon is a proven leader at creative brand development and at satisfying consumers who seek quality, convenience, and value in a quick service restaurant setting. Jon holds a degree in hotel and restaurant management from Paul Smith's College, and honorary doctorate degrees from Bentley College and Johnson & Wales University. He supports culinary and foodservice programs at a variety of institutions, including serving on the Board of Directors for The Elliot Leadership Institute and the Board of Trustees for the Culinary Institute of America.