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Board of Directors

 Terry Blanchard

Terry is a Wingstop Franchisee who exhibits a deep commitment to the community. He has spent the past three years as a board member of the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC), a nationally recognized leader in youth development through leadership training and educational programs, specializing in the urban youth of Oakland, CA. In addition to his role with the EOYDC, he is also a member of 100 Black Men of Silicon Valley, coordinating Health and Wellness events that highlight key issues impacting the community. Also as a part of this organization, he was able to participate in a mentorship program at a local middle school, speaking to students about his experience as a Wingstop Franchisee and providing after-school tutoring to children in need. As a part of the Foundation Board, Terry is always seeking out deserving organizations and causes that Wingstop can support.

 

Dora BraunDora Braun

When Dora, a Franchisee from Texas, first heard of the mission of the Foundation she immediately knew this was something she wanted to be a part of. As a grateful scholarship recipient herself she understands the power of educational assistance when it is needed most. Because of this experience, Dora is a wonderful resource for aspiring scholarship applicants, willing to mentor them through the process and eager to share her own experiences and learnings.

 

 

 

 

 

Flynn Dekker

Flynn K. Dekker has served as Chief Marketing Officer of Wingstop Restaurants Inc since February 2014. Prior to joining Wingstop, Flynn was Chief Marketing Officer for Rave Restaurant Group from February 2012 to February 2014. Prior to that, he owned his own upscale restaurant, Horne & Dekker, located in Dallas, Texas, from February 2010 to February 2012 and was also Chief Marketing Officer for Fogo de Chao, a Brazilian steakhouse chain, from March 2008 to February 2010. With more than 20 years of leadership experience, Flynn has also held senior marketing positions with Metromedia Restaurant Group, FedEx Kinko’s, EMI Music Distribution and Blockbuster. In the midst of this wealth of experience Flynn also found the time to give back where needed. Some of his community service initiatives include serving as a volunteer and fundraiser for each of the following:

  • North Texas Food Bank, Dallas, Texas
  • Anthony Foundation, San Francisco, California
  • Project Open Hand, San Francisco, California

 

Cheryl GloverCheryl Glover

Cheryl is a Wingstop Franchise operator from Texas. She received her bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston and a Master of Science degree from John Hopkins University. In addition to her educational and professional background, Cheryl has 30 years of volunteer service with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. The organization's focus is educational enrichment, health promotion, family strengthening, environmental ownership and global impact. She is also a member of the Pearl Foundation spending the last six years raising funds for scholarships and community service activities.Given her long experience helping the community, Cheryl is a passionate believer in the mission of the Wingstop Foundation. She looks forward to developing and implementing strategies designed to impact the communities that we serve.

 

 

Bill LeibengoodBill Leibengood

Bill has served as Wingstop’s Vice President of Consumer Engagement since January 2015.  Prior to joining Wingstop, he was Executive Director of National Marketing at Applebees and held multiple senior marketing positions in his tenure with the brand.  Preceding his time at Applebee’s, Bill worked as Vice President, Account Director at Barkley Advertising.  Bill has held multiple senior marketing leadership positions in 20 years with the aforementioned companies. He is also an active volunteer freely giving of his time and efforts to a variety of organizations, including:

  • Kansas City Christmas in October, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Rose Brooks Center, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Operation Breakthrough, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Village Presbyterian Daycare, Prairie Village, Kansas
  • Village Presbyterian Food Pantry, Prairie Village, Kansas
  • Harvesters Food Pantry, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Coach, Shawnee Soccer Club (girls teams, under-7 through under-12)
  • Coach, Blue Valley Recreation, Girls Volleyball

 

Charlie MorrisonCharlie Morrison

Charles R. Morrison has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wingstop Restaurants Inc since June 2012, and a member of our board of directors, since September 2012. Prior to joining Wingstop, Charlie was Chief Executive Officer of Rave Restaurant Group, a publicly traded international pizza chain, from January 2007 to June 2012. Charlie has also held multiple senior leadership positions during his more than 20 years of restaurant experience, including serving as President of Steak & Ale and The Tavern Restaurants for Metromedia Restaurant Group, as well as various management positions at Kinko’s, Boston Market and Pizza Hut. In addition to his numerous roles in the restaurant industry, he's always recognized the need to be involved on a community level and has years of experience in the non-profit arena including:

  • Past Board Member and Past Chairman of the Board, North Texas Food Bank
  • Member of Hospitality Management Advisory Board, Kansas State University
  • Member of Parent and Family Association Advisory Board, Kansas State University
  • Chair of the Feasibility Study Committee, Cristo Rey High Schools

 

Michael NardelloMichael Nardello

Michael believes that the success of the business is directly related to the success of the community and that the people we serve deserve every opportunity for advancement and support that Wingstop can offer. This is the philosophy his restaurants operate on and it has been instrumental to his success as a Wingstop Franchise Operator. In addition to his restaurants, Michael has also served in leadership roles for non-profits such as the Interactive, Creative, Alternative & Nurturing (ICAN) Committee as well as the Northwest Side Community Coalition. He is dedicated to the growth of the community and as such, is instrumental in driving forward the mission of the Foundation.

 

 

Sanjay Patel

As President of Lap Group Inc, Sanjay is co-owner of 31 properties that offer everything from gas and convenience store items to delicious chicken wings. In addition to overseeing the day to day operations of his restaurant holdings, Sanjay is active in the nonprofit sector, believing that it is our purpose and privilege to make a positive difference in our communities. He has a passion for giving back, as he has demonstrated with his various volunteer efforts over the years via his involvement with the Chesapeake & Portsmouth Homeless Support, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Toys for Tots, American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. As a board member for the Wingstop Foundation, he works to coordinate and engage community members in creating special events designed to raise funds for the underserved youths of our communities.

 

Stacy PetersonStacy Peterson

Stacy Peterson has served as Chief Information Officer of Wingstop Restaurants Inc. since August 2014. Stacy joined Wingstop in September 2013 and served as Senior Vice President of Information Technology before becoming Chief Information Officer. Prior to Wingstop, she was Vice President of IT for CB Richard Ellis, a major commercial real estate company, from October 2011 to August 2013 and served as Director of IT from October 2010 to October 2011. Prior to that, she was Director of IT for FedEx Services from August 2009 to September 2010 and Director of IT for FedEx Office from December 2006 to August 2009. With more than 15 years of information technology experience, Stacy has also held management roles at Kinko’s and Blockbuster.

 

 

Kerri Sonenshine

Kerri has a long history of giving back and has spent her life in dedication to one form of community service or another. As a Wingstop Franchise Operator, she appreciates the opportunity to impact the communities where her locations live and looks forward to using the Wingstop Foundation as a platform to reach even more people in need. When she's not running Marketing for her stores she is volunteering with Human Options a California-based organization which battles domestic violence, providing residential services and counseling to victims so that they may rebuild their lives and move forward, as well as focusing on educating youth and community partners on how to recognize the signs of domestic violence. For Kerri, having heart in everything you do is critical and she believes in the Foundation's mission in leveraging Wingstop's success to help others, not because of publicity but because it is the right thing to do.