LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, October 8, 2013– Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) received several prestigious awards recently, recognizing the Company’s emphasis on education.
Rob Lauber, Vice President, Yum! University, was named Chief Learning Officer (CLO) of the Year by Chief Learning Officer magazine. Lauber also earned a Bronze Global Learning Award for his leadership in Yum!’s “Taking People With You” training. The awards were announced at this year’s Chief Learning Officer Symposium in Palm Springs, Calif.
“Rob Lauber has played an integral role in developing and enabling Yum! Brands’ learning culture, which is focused on building people capability,” said Anne Byerlein, Chief People Officer, Yum! Brands, Inc. “He has created a vision to support our global, growing business and works tirelessly to build our future technology and learning platforms in order to reach our nearly 1.5 million associates around the world.”
Lauber was selected from more than 200 learning executives and solution providers, who were nominated by their peers in 15 categories. As CLO of the Year, Lauber was recognized for transforming innovation into learning and organizational value for Yum! Brands. Focused on enabling learning in culture as well as functional and leadership excellence, he created a strategy for developing a one-system approach to learning. Lauber’s method has enabled the company to target exceptional talent and capitalize on emerging business opportunities.
“Learning in Practice award winners are recognized for exhibiting transformational vision in enterprise education,” said Norm Kamikow, President/Editor-in-Chief of Human Capital Media, publishers of Chief Learning Officer magazine.
Lauber will be featured in a special report supplement to Chief Learning Officer magazine’s December issue.
In addition to this recognition, Yum! Brands received a gold medal in the Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Learning Awards for the Company’s course in Effective Investigations. Pizza Hut was also honored with a silver medal in the Best Use of Learning category. The Brandon Hall Group awards were among the first to honor excellence in the commercial education industry.
Yum! Brands was also named to eLearning magazine’s “Learning 100.” This distinction is awarded to those companies which honor high performance, organizational culture, innovation and collaboration.
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, is the world’s leading restaurant company, with over 39,000 restaurants in 130 countries and territories. The Company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Outside the United States, the Yum! Brands system opened over five new restaurants per day, making it a leader in international retail development. Yum! is ranked #201 on the Fortune 500 List with revenues of over $13 billion in 2012 and in 2013 was named among the top 100 Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine.