Chief Quality, Supply Chain and Commercialization Officer, Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen
Alice LeBlanc became Chief Quality, Supply Chain and Commercialization Officer at Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen in October 2009.
Prior to joining Popeyes, Ms. LeBlanc worked at Papa John’s International as Vice President, Global Strategic Supply Chain and Quality Control Center Management from 2006 to 2009. During her tenure at Papa John’s, Ms. Leblanc delivered cost savings and streamlined the global supply chain function, securing local and regional supply to assist the company in opening restaurants in 29 new countries.
From 1996 to 2006, Ms. LeBlanc provided supply chain management support to the YUM! Restaurants in North America. From 2005-2006, she was Vice President of Centralized Purchasing for the Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-op (UFPC), supporting all five Yum! Brand restaurant concepts. From 1998 to 2005, Ms. LeBlanc served as Vice President and General Manager at UFPC with both supply chain and program management responsibilities for more than 5,700 corporate and franchised KFC restaurants in the US. From 1996 to 1998 she was Vice President and General Manager for the KFC National Purchasing Coop, supporting 130 Canadian franchisees and 800+ restaurants.
Prior to joining the YUM! Restaurant system, Ms. LeBlanc spent four years at Toronto-based Cara Operations Limited, as director of Purchasing and Product Development. And before Cara, she spent seven years at PepsiCo Food Service International in Toronto as Director of Purchasing and Technical Services for Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.
Ms. LeBlanc sits on the board of directors for Supply Management Services (SMS), the Purchasing Co-op for Popeyes and Cinnabon. She is involved in the National Minority Business Council, and prior to moving to Atlanta, served on the board of the Kentuckiana Minority Business Council from 2005 to 2009. She also engages in volunteer work with seniors.
Ms. LeBlanc holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Science from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She is married, has two sons and one granddaughter.