Kelli A. Valade

Denny’s Corporation

Kelli A. Valade i President and CEO of Denny’s Corporation and also serves as a director since 2022. She serves as President and CEO Black Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K) since 2019. She serves as a Director of Seasoned 2.0 Inc. She serves as Director of at Seasoned LLC. She has been with Brinker International holding various positions, including Director of Human Resources for On The Border, Vice President for Emerging Brands & Corporate Human Resources and served as Senior Vice President of Chili’s and On The Border PeopleWorks and Brinker Shared Services. She sits on the Board of Trustees for the Shelton School in Dallas. Prior to joining Brinker, Keili worked for the Specialty Concepts Division of Carlson Restaurants Worldwide. She holds a seat on the Founders Board of the Multi-Cultural Food Service Hospitality Alliance. She has also received several industry recognitions, including being named to the Nation’s Restaurant News Top 50 Power List several times. In addition, The Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo gave her the Beacon Award in 2016 and Dallas Business Journal named her a Woman Worth Watching in 2013. She is also a Member of the Society for Human Resource Management and Women’s Foodservice Forum. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Binghamton University and an MBA from Syracuse University.

Year appointed: 2022