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KFC names new chief operating officer for U.S. divisions

Haley Cawthon
KFC names new chief operating officer for U.S. divisions

KFC Corp. has named a new chief operating officer of KFC U.S. Monica Rothgery, formerly KFC’s chief restaurant productivity officer, will replace recently retired COO Phil Klezmer, effective immediately. In the COO role, Rothgery will oversee operational strategy and execution to drive operations simplification, improved processes, new labor models and technology integration, a press release stated. “In her nearly three decades with Yum Brands, Monica has demonstrated outstanding operational leadership,” said Kevin Hochman, president of KFC U.S., in the release.