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Gibbs to Become Global Pizza Hut President

Skeans to become president of Pizza Hut International.

David Gibbs will become global chief executive officer for Pizza Hut effective Jan. 1, 2015. Gibbs, who currently serves as president of Pizza Hut's U.S. operations, will take over for Scott Bergren who is retiring at the end of 2014.

As part of his global responsibilities, Gibbs will retain direct leadership of Pizza Hut in the U.S. while Tracy Skeans will receive a promotion to president, Pizza Hut International. Most recently, Skeans served as chief people officer Pizza Hut, Global. She has 14 years with YUM and Pizza Hut in a number of finance and human resources leadership roles.

Prior to serving as president, Pizza Hut, U.S., Gibbs was the president and chief financial officer for YUM Brands International, leading the finance, IT, supply chain and development functions. His career at YUM, which began in 1989, includes roles as chief financial officer of Pizza Hut as well as vice president of development for YUM U.S.

Bergren has been with YUM, KFC and Pizza Hut for more than 20 years, including serving as chief marketing officer of KFC, U.S., international leadership assignments in Central America and Mexico, and more recently serving as CEO of Pizza Hut, U.S. and CEO of Pizza Hut, Global.