LOUISVILLE, KY: Yum Brands, the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Wing Street, has promoted Staci Rawls to Chief of Staff.
Rawls entered the position this month.
“I cannot thank my KFC family enough for the incredible experience and support over the years,” Rawls wrote in a LinkedIn post on Monday. “I was lucky to have the most amazing team (#chickensquad) and to work on the most interesting projects with the smartest people.”
Rawls and a KFC representative were not immediately available for further comment.
Since 2019, Rawls served as KFC US’s Senior Director of Communications, overseeing the development of KFC’s overall business story and leading all external and internal communications, including public relations, crisis and issue management, public affairs and social efforts.
Prior to that, Rawls worked at KFC US for four years as Director of Public Affairs. She led the transformation of the company’s communications strategy in the United States, “fully integrating external and internal communications functions to create a unique brand voice that resonates across all functions,” the company said in a statement.
Rawls has worked on campaigns such as KFC’s Chicken Scented Sunscreen, 11 Logs of Herbs and Spices, and the debut of KFC’s first female colonel: Reba McEntire.
Prior to joining KFC, Rawls was senior director of communications and operations services for Dallas-based Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers. She also worked at JC Penney and Papa John’s International.