Brenda Lauderback

Chairman, Denny’s Corporation

Brenda Lauderback is the Chairman of Denny’s Corporation. She is the past President of Wholesale and Retail for Nine West Group, Inc., a footwear manufacturer and distributor. Previously, President of Wholesale, Manufacturing, Design and International Offices for US Shoe Corporation which was acquired by Nine West Group. Prior, Vice President and General Manager for the Department Store Division of Target Corporation which included Dayton’s, Hudson’s and Marshall Fields. Responsibilities included Shoes, Accessories, Cosmetics, Intimate Apparel and Children’s.

Current Public Company Directorships: Denny’s Corporation–Board Chair

Sleep Number Corporation–Chair Compensation Committee, Audit Committee member, Wolverine World Wide–Past Chair Nominating and Governance, Audit Committee member. A National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow.

Past Public Boards: Big Lots, Jostens Corporation, LP Corporation, Irwin Financial Corporation.

Not for profit: South Carolina Aquarium, Executive Leadership Council, Links Inc and numerous other volunteer organizations.

Past Board member Susan G Komen for the Cure Worldwide, and past member of The Committee of 200.

Lauderback’s honors and recognitions are to numerous to list, most recently being recognized in 2017 as one of the top 100 Corporate Directors in America by the National Association of Corporate Directors. She has been featured in Forbes, Ebony, Essence, Black Enterprise and Savory magazines.

Married to Dr. Boyd Wright, two children Phallon and Adam Wright. Graduate of Robert Morris University, BS, Marketing.