General Counsel Bryan R. Adel Retires from Dine Brands Global, Inc., Christine K. Son Appointed As Successor
Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants,
today announced that Bryan R. Adel, Senior Vice President, Legal,
General Counsel and Secretary, has decided to retire from Dine
Brands Global, Inc. effective April 23, 2021.
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Christine K. Son, Vice President, Deputy
General Counsel of Dine Brands Global, Inc. (Photo: Business
Since joining Dine Brands over 10 years ago, Bryan has been an
instrumental leader, delivering outstanding legal and business
results, and providing significant leadership through the recent
pandemic. In addition to building a first-rate legal function,
Bryan also led the Risk Management, Quality Assurance, Franchise
Administration, Cybersecurity, Communications, Government
Relations, and Internal Audit departments.
“As a leader of character and integrity, Bryan has served as a
trusted advisor to the Board of Directors, and I cannot thank him
enough for his extraordinary contributions and strategic counsel
over the years,” stated Richard J. Dahl, Chairman of the Board of
Christine K. Son, currently Vice President, Deputy General
Counsel, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Legal, General
Counsel and Secretary effective April 23, 2021. In addition to
Legal, Christine will oversee Risk Management, Franchise
Administration, Government Relations and Internal Audit.
“Christine has a long and successful track record with the
company, working with both the IHOP and Applebee’s leadership
teams. Christine is an accomplished attorney with a keen knowledge
of and focus on the business; she will be an outstanding General
Counsel. Bryan and Christine have been great partners. We
appreciate the leadership Bryan has provided over the last 10 years
at Dine as our General Counsel and we look forward to a smooth
transition with Christine in her new role,” commented John Peyton,
Chief Executive Officer.
About Dine Brands Global, Inc.
Based in Glendale, California, Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE:
DIN), through its subsidiaries, franchises restaurants under both
the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar and IHOP brands. With
approximately 3,500 restaurants combined in 17 countries and
approximately 350 franchisees, Dine Brands is one of the largest
full-service restaurant companies in the world. For more
information on Dine Brands, visit the Company’s website located at
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Vice President, Communications Dine Brands Global, Inc.