"Leigh Anne is an industry-leading operator, with a strong record of accomplishment in coaching teams to achieve results while delivering extraordinary service to guests," said Mike Tattersfield, president and CEO of Caribou Coffee. "We are thrilled that Leigh Anne is joining the Caribou family. She will play a critical role in ensuring that our expertise, fun and authentic connection with our guests are infused throughout the organization as we continue to expand domestically and internationally."
Snider joins Caribou from YUM! Brands, where she was the first woman promoted to chief operating officer-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 vice president of Global Restaurant Excellence charged with managing all domestic operations across YUM!'s family of brands.
"I admire Caribou's ability to maintain a unique connection with customers as it works to elevate the brand and achieve long-term growth," said Snider. "I am grateful for the opportunity to work at a company with such a wonderful culture and look forward to helping Caribou's dedicated team members continue to deliver exceptional experiences to guests while also maximizing financial results."
Snider holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Memphis. A native of Tennessee, she brings over 25 years of progressively responsible business leadership experience in health care and hospitality to Caribou Coffee.