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Donna Josephson

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Vice President of Global Marketin...

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McAlister's Deli
721 Avignon Drive Suite AB
Ridgeland , Mississippi 39157
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1989, McAlister's Deli® is a fast casual restaurant chain known for its sandwiches, spuds, soups, salads, desserts and McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea™. In...   more

Employment History

  • Chief Marketing Officer
    McAlister's Deli
  • South Region Marketing Director
    The Wendy's Company
  • Regional Marketing Director
    The Wendy's Company
  • Marketing Roles
    Applebee's International , Inc.
  • Executive Director Field Marketing
    Applebee's International , Inc.
  • Regional Marketing Manager
    Applebee's International , Inc.


  • MBA , Business Management
    Ball State University
  • Bachelor of Science degree
    Ball State University
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Donna Josephson Joins ..., 9 Aug 2012 [cached]
Donna Josephson Joins McAlister's Deli as Vice President of Marketing Thursday, August 9th, 2012 at 4:31 pm
Donna Josephson Joins McAlister's Deli as Vice President of Marketing
Donna Josephson Joins McAlister's Deli as Vice President of Marketing
Donna Josephson Joins McAlister's Deli as Vice President of Marketing
Ridgeland, MS ( McAlister's Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announces that Donna Josephson has joined the company as vice president of marketing. She brings to McAlister's more than 20 years of restaurant marketing experience and has been instrumental in developing and implementing innovative customer and franchisee marketing programs throughout her career.
"Donna brings a wealth of experience with brand marketing programs on a national and regional level and in supporting franchisees with local marketing initiatives," said McAlister's Deli President and CEO Frank Paci.
Most recently, Josephson served as regional marketing director for The Wendy's Company, Inc., where she was responsible for marketing at over 1,700 franchise and company restaurants, spearheading local media planning and product testing as well as building franchise and operations partnerships. In 2011, she won the R. David Thomas Outstanding Management Award that recognized her efforts to support operations. Josephson's experience also includes serving in a variety of marketing roles at Applebee's International, Inc. where she helped launch the brand's Carside To Go and Weight Watcher's programs. Early in her career, she worked at Chick-fil-A, pioneering some of their local marketing programs.
"I am thrilled to be joining such an exciting growth brand as McAlister's Deli," said Josephson. "I look forward to working with the dedicated McAlister's team and the strong network of franchisees as we continue to grow the brand together."
Josephson holds both a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA in Business Management from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.
"Everyone correlates summer memories with ..., 11 Aug 2015 [cached]
"Everyone correlates summer memories with the sight, smell and flavors of BBQ, so it's the perfect time to bring back fan favorites such as the BBQ pulled pork sandwich, spud and nachos," said McAlister's Vice President of Global Marketing Donna Josephson.
Last year, we gave away almost ..., 1 July 2015 [cached]
Last year, we gave away almost 322,000 glasses of our tea and we expect to far exceed that number this year," said McAlister's Vice President of Global Marketing Donna Josephson.
It's the perfect way to practice your sips leading up to Free Tea Day," said Josephson.
"We're excited to announce our new ..., 21 May 2015 [cached]
"We're excited to announce our new Kentucky-inspired entrée, The Turkey Hot Brown as we continue to expand our dinner options with hearty, full-flavored entrees," said McAlister's Vice President of Global Marketing Donna Josephson.
"For many of our guests affected ..., 16 April 2015 [cached]
"For many of our guests affected by the harsh winter weather this year, the return of our light and refreshing Pecanberry Salad and flavored beverages are a welcome sign that spring has finally arrived," said McAlister's Vice President of Global Marketing Donna Josephson. "And to make spring's arrival a little sweeter, we are giving guests a chance to win some cash to freshen up their lunch routine and closet. We know our fans love sharing photos of themselves with friends and, of course, our Famous Sweet Tea, so this is a fun, lighthearted contest we're sure they'll enjoy!"
Available through Sept. 30, McAlister's Pecanberry Salad features strawberries, blueberries, candied pecans and grilled chicken on a bed of mixed greens, served with Fat Free Raspberry-Pecan Vinaigrette Dressing. In addition, the popular line of made-for-you flavored beverages can be enjoyed year-round and include Wildberry Tea, Peach Tea, Strawberry Lemonade and Wildberry Lemonade. "Guests' feedback about last summer's expanded flavored teas and lemonades was so positive that we added them to our permanent menu," added Josephson.
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