Caribou Coffee names senior operations exec

Minneapolis – Caribou Coffee Co. said Monday that Leigh Anne Snider is joining the company as its senior VP retail operations, effective immediately.

Snider is charged – together with CEO Mike Tattersfield – driving the coffee company’s overall domestic day-to-day operating activities, including building consistent customer service procedures, driving revenue and effectively managing financials.

Snider joins Caribou from Yum! Brands, where she was the first woman promoted to COO-level within the Yum! system. There, she was charged with growing the concept, brand and operational priorities of the most recently acquired brands in the Yum! Portfolio – Long John Silver's and A&W Restaurants. After joining the company in 1995, Snider held numerous operational roles, including VP global restaurant excellence charged with managing all domestic operations across Yum!'s family of brands.