Krispy Kreme Executives to Speak at UNCG on Oct. 15

Posted on October 09, 2014

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Two top Krispy Kreme executives will share their experience and thoughts on corporate entrepreneurship and franchising when they speak at UNCG on Oct. 15.

Tony Thompson, the company’s president and CEO, and Cynthia Bay, the senior vice president of U.S. franchises and company stores, will share their vision for the company, especially as it pertains to growth and innovation.

The event, co-sponsored by the UNCG Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program and the Bryan School of Business and Economics, starts at 5 p.m. in Bryan Building Room 160. The public is welcome to attend at no charge, but reservations are requested by Oct. 10. To RSVP for the event, visit

Thompson is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in the food service, grocery products and beverage industries. He joined Krispy Kreme following a tenure at Papa John’s International, Inc, where he most recently served as president and chief operating officer. Prior to Papa John’s, Thompson worked for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, ConAgra Grocery Products Company and Gulf Coast Coca Cola.

Bay joined Krispy Kreme in 2008, previously serving as the senior vice president of company store operations before assuming her current role in 2011. She had a long and distinguished career at McDonald’s before leaving the company in 2006 to work as an independent consultant focused on operations, training and development.

Reposted from UNCG News & Features

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