Speaker Profile

John Dillon
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer / Denny's

John Dillon is responsible for directing all of the marketing efforts for Denny’s, including the development and execution of marketing strategies and initiatives, brand positioning, brand communications, marketing technology, guest experience, multicultural engagement, and menu development.

Under his leadership, the marketing team at Denny’s has played a key role in the organization’s recent brand revitalization efforts to position it as “America’s Diner.” One of America’s largest full-service family restaurant chains, Denny’s has more than 1,700 restaurants in all 50 states and 14 countries.

Prior to joining Denny’s in 2007, Mr. Dillon held multiple marketing leadership positions with various organizations, including YUM! Brands/Pizza Hut, and was VP of marketing for the NBA’s Houston Rockets.