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Papa Murphy’s Begins Search for new CEO

Restaurant industry veteran Birch to fill the position on an interim basis for the take ‘n bake pizza concept.

Jean-BirchJean Birch, interim CEO, Papa Murphy'sKen Calwell has resigned from his position as CEO and a director for Papa Murphy’s to pursue other interests. Jean Birch, chair of the board, becomes the take ‘n bake chain’s interim CEO. Papa Murphy’s has initiated a search to find Calwell’s replacement.

Birch has served as chair of the board since September 2016 and as a member of the board since April 2015. She has more than 26 years of restaurant leadership experience, previously serving as president of IHOP Restaurants Inc., Romano’s Macaroni Grill, and Corner Bakery Cafe. She also held executive leadership roles within YUM! Brands.