Paul Brown

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Mr. Brown is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Neiman Marcus Group. Mr. Brown is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Inspire Brands, a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes nearly 32,000 Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin’, Jimmy John’s, Rusty Taco, and SONIC Drive-In restaurants worldwide. In 2020, its brands achieved $27 billion in global system sales, making Inspire the second largest restaurant company in the United States. Prior to founding Inspire, Mr. Brown was Chief Executive Officer of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. Prior to Arby’s, he served as President of Brands and Commercial Services of Hilton Worldwide. Mr. Brown also previously served with Expedia, Inc., the world’s leading online travel company, as President of and Expedia’s Partner Services Group. Prior to Expedia, he was a partner at McKinsey & Company and a leader of the firm’s global travel and hospitality practice. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Neiman Marcus Group, Mr. Brown is a member of the Board of Directors for FOCUS Brands, Inc. Mr. Brown is an alumnus of Georgia Tech where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in management. He also received an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Master of Engineering Management from the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Mr. Brown is a member of the board of trustees of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Georgia Tech Foundation, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee. He is currently a Fellow with the Culinary Institute of America and has served as an executive-in-residence at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.

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