MINNEAPOLIS Famous Daveâ€™s of America Inc., the casual ribs chain based here, has promoted Christopher Oâ€™Donnell to chief operating officer and Joleen Flory-Lundgren to executive vice president, human resources and training.
Oâ€™Donnellâ€™s is responsible for company operations, franchise operations and franchise relationships. He joined Famous Daveâ€™s in January 1998 and held the position of executive vice president of operations prior to his promotion. Oâ€™Donnell has also served in human resources, training and research and development.
In her new role, Flory-Lundgren will be involved in organizational development and long-term strategic planning. Previously she was vice president, human resources and training. She joined Famous Daveâ€™s in October 2003 and built a focused and supportive Human Resources team and developed a â€śbest in classâ€ť training organization.
Famous Daveâ€™s develops, owns, operates and franchises barbeque restaurants. Currently, the company owns 41 locations and franchises 104 additional units in 35 states.