Prior to assuming his current position, Dorman served as president of AT&T Corp., and prior to that as CEO of Concert, the global venture created by AT&T and British Telecommunications. He has a long career in the telecommunications business, having also served as president of Sprint Business, and as chairman, CEO and president of Pacific Bell. Appointed to AT&T’s Board of Directors in February 2002, Dorman also serves on the board of Scientific Atlanta and the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, Ga. and the Georgia Tech Foundation.
Linen has risen through the American Express ranks over a 35-year career, and assumed his current position in 1993. As Vice Chairman, he is responsible for representing the company with its key corporate and government clients, business partners, industry associations and current and potential joint venture partners. He is a member of the American Express Global Leadership Team, responsible for establishing the company’s overall strategic direction. Previously, he served as president and chief operating officer of American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., and as president and chief executive officer of Shearson Lehman Brothers. Linen also serves as chairman of the board of the International Golf Association and on the boards of Bausch & Lomb, World Monuments Fund, and the U.S. Travel & Tourism Promotion Advisory Board. He is the past Chairman and now Honorary Member of the Board of Trustees of the National Urban League.
Yum! Brands Inc., based in Louisville, Ky., is the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants with more than 33,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and territories. Four of the company’s restaurant brands — KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Long John Silver’s — are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza, Mexican-style food and quick-service seafood categories respectively. Yum! Brands is the worldwide leader in multibranding, which offers consumers more choice and convenience at one restaurant location from a combination of KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, A&W or Long John Silver’s brands. The company and its franchisees today operate over 2,600 multibrand restaurants. Outside the United States in 2004, the Yum! Brands’ system opened about three new restaurants each day of the year, making it one of the fastest growing retailers in the world. In 2002, the company changed its name to Yum! Brands Inc. from Tricon Global Restaurants Inc. to reflect its expanding portfolio of brands and its ticker symbol on the New York Stock Exchange. For the past two years, the company has been recognized in Fortune Magazine’s top 50 “Best Companies for Minorities,” claiming the number-one spot for “managerial diversity.”