Jay Johns

    Jay D. Johns
    President, IHOP

    Jay Johns was appointed to the position of president of IHOP in June 2019. As president, Mr. Johns is responsible for the overall strategic direction for all functional areas of IHOP. Since joining IHOP in September 2012, he has held various operations leadership roles, including senior vice president, strategic operations implementation from November 2013 to April 2017.

    Most recently, Mr. Johns served as senior vice president of operations of IHOP. In this role, he oversaw strategic insight and implementation of processes, programs and initiatives that improved efficiencies, sales, profit and guest satisfaction in our restaurants. Mr. Johns is a veteran in the strategic and process improvement arena as well as daily restaurant operations.

    Previously, Mr. Johns held executive level positions with Applebee’s where he served as senior vice president, strategic operations implementation and TGI Fridays, where he served as vice president of strategic operations, director of process improvement, director of operations and general manager.

    Mr. Johns received his Bachelor of Science in Administrative Sciences from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Mr. Johns has also earned several certifications from the University of Minnesota’s Executive Leadership and Six Sigma Black Belt Program.

    Gilbert Ray

    Gilbert T. Ray
    Mr. Ray has served on the Corporation’s Board of Directors since 2004. He retired as a partner of the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP in 2000. Mr. Ray practiced corporate law and has extensive experience with conventional corporate and tax exempt transactions, as well as international finance. He served as counsel in connection with numerous securities offerings, acquisitions, dispositions and mergers. In addition, Mr. Ray has been a member of the board of directors of DiamondRock Hospitality Company since 2004. He formerly served on the board of directors of three other publicly-traded companies. Mr. Ray is also a trustee of the Seasons Series Trust, the SunAmerica SeriesTrust and The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation. 

    Stephen Joyce

      Stephen P. Joyce
      Chief Executive Officer and Director

      Steve Joyce was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in September 2017. 

      A member of the Board of Directors of Dine Brands since February 2012, Mr. Joyce is an accomplished and award-winning leader in the hospitality industry with almost four decades of multibrand and franchisee experience.  

      Dine Brands is one of the world’s largest full-service dining companies and franchisor of Applebee’s Grill + Bar and IHOP -- two of America’s most iconic and enduring brands. With over 3,600 locations in 18 countries, Dine Brands is an almost 100% franchised organization. 

      Prior to joining Dine Brands, Mr. Joyce served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Choice Hotels International, which he joined in 2008. Under his leadership, the company revitalized and reinvigorated its hotel brands and drove significant growth in a challenging market place, ultimately franchising over 6,700 hotels in more than 45 countries and territories.  

      Prior to Choice Hotels International, Mr. Joyce spent over 25 years with Marriott International, Inc., the world’s largest hotel company, holding several positions including Executive Vice President of Global Development, Owner and Franchise Services.  

      An active member of the hospitality industry and business community, Mr. Joyce serves on a variety of boards and community organizations.  He is a long-standing member of the International Franchise Association and has held many leadership roles within the organization, including chairman. Mr. Joyce currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Hospitality Investors Trust, Inc., and the National Retail Federation.  He is also currently the vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ServiceSource Foundation.   

      In addition, Mr. Joyce was formerly chairman of the U.S. Travel Association.  He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, the Autism Learning Center, and The Real Estate Roundtable.  

      Mr. Joyce holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia and has completed graduate work at Cornell University, the Wharton School of Business and the Aspen Institute.

      Richard Dahl

      Richard J. Dahl
      Chairman of the Board and Director

      Mr. Dahl serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dine Brands Global, Inc. He has served on the Corporation’s Board of Directors since 2004 and assumed the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2017. Mr. Dahl served as the Corporation’s Lead Director from January 2010 to March 2017. Mr. Dahl served as the chairman of the board of directors of the James Campbell Company LLC, a nationally diversified real estate company, from 2010 to May 2018, and previously served as the president and chief executive officer of James Campbell Company LLC from August 2010 to December 2016. He has been a member of the board of directors of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. since January 2017. He has been a member of the boards of directors of IDACORP, Inc. and its principal subsidiary, Idaho Power Company, since 2008 and has served as Chairman of the board of both IDACORP, Inc. and Idaho Power Company since May 2019. He served as a member of the board of directors of International Rectifier Corporation from February 2008 to January 2015 and as chairman of the board from May 2008 to January 2015. Mr. Dahl also served on the board of directors and as president and chief operating officer of Dole Food Company, Inc. from 2004 to 2007.

      Larry Kay

      Larry A. Kay
      Mr. Kay has served on the Corporation’s Board of Directors since 1987, before the Corporation went public. Mr. Kay served as the Lead Director of the Board of Directors of the Corporation from 2006 to 2009. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Corporation from 2003 to 2006. From 1978 to 1993, Mr. Kay was employed by the Corporation in a variety of capacities, including general counsel and executive vice president, administration. Mr. Kay served as chief executive officer and managing member of BSG Technologies, LLC, a sound technology licensing company, from 2008 to 2016. Mr. Kay was a private consultant and investor from 1994 to 2008. He serves as a director of Design Center Solutions, Inc. dba Bridgeway Media Group and is an honorary member of the board of directors of the New Century Chamber Orchestra. 

      Daniel J. Brestle

      Daniel J. Brestle
      Mr. Brestle has served on the Corporation’s Board of Directors since 2009. Mr. Brestle has served as a Senior Advisor to GF Capital Management & Advisors, LLC, a private equity and real estate investment company, since 2009. Previously, Mr. Brestle served as vice chairman and president of Estee Lauder Companies Inc. North America, a manufacturer and marketer of cosmetics products. Mr. Brestle held this position until he retired in 2009 after spending more than 30 years in leadership positions within the Estee Lauder organization and its family of brands. During his tenure, he held numerous positions including chief operating officer and group president of Estee Lauder’s high growth specialty brands. Prior to these positions, he was president of the Estee Lauder, Clinique and Prescriptives brands. Prior to Estee Lauder, Mr. Brestle held various positions of increasing responsibility in distribution, manufacturing and operations at Johnson & Johnson and served in the United States Air Force. Mr. Brestle served on the board of directors of Abercrombie & Fitch from 2005 to 2007.

      Caroline Nahas

      Caroline W. Nahas
      Ms. Nahas has served on the Corporation’s Board of Directors since 1992. She has served as Vice Chair of Korn/Ferry International, an organizational and people advisory firm, since January 2015. From 1998 to 2015, she held the position of managing director, Southern California or similar positions, at Korn/Ferry International. She also served as a member of the executive committee of Korn/Ferry International from 1995 until 1998. Ms. Nahas is the former chairman of the board of directors and currently serves on the executive committee of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. Ms. Nahas is also an executive committee member of the UCLA Anderson School of Management-Board of Visitors. She previously served as a director of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Town Hall Los Angeles. 

      Thomas H. Song

        Thomas H. Song
        Chief Financial Officer

        Thomas Song serves as Chief Financial Officer for Dine Brands. Mr. Song is responsible for providing leadership for the Company’s overall strategic financial management including treasury, corporate development and investment, accounting, tax and financial reporting groups. In addition, Mr. Song is responsible for the International, Global Development and Technology organizations at Dine Brands. Mr. Song has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, M&A, strategy, investor relations and corporate growth initiatives and industry expertise in franchising, hospitality, financial services and technology.

        Mr. Song joined Dine Brands in May 2018. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Innovation of Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world's leading hotel companies, a position he held since 2013. In that role, Mr. Song led Choice Hotels' strategic growth initiatives, including corporate investments, strategic alliances and acquisitions. Prior to Choice Hotels, Mr. Song served as the Head of Corporate Development and Strategy for the Hanover Insurance Group where he was instrumental in executing the strategy for business portfolio management and optimization. Earlier in his career, Mr. Song held positions in management consulting and investment banking. Mr. Song graduated from the University of Chicago and earned his MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

        Bryan Adel

          Bryan R. Adel
          Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Secretary

          Bryan Adel was appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Secretary in August 2010. Mr. Adel oversees Dine Brands’ Legal, Quality Assurance, Risk Management, Cyber Security, Franchise Administration and Internal Audit functions.

          Prior to joining Dine Brands, Mr. Adel served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Viant Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of cost management services for the health care industry. Earlier in his career, he held numerous legal and business positions with McDonald’s Corporation for over ten years, including managing counsel, international legal. Mr. Adel began his legal career with McDermott Will & Emery. Mr. Adel previously served on the Board of Directors of Chipotle Mexican Grill. Mr. Adel was named Public Company General Counsel of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2015.

          He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

          Howard M. Berk

          Howard M. Berk
          Mr. Berk has served on the Corporation’s Board of Directors since 2009. Since 2002, Mr. Berk has been a partner at MSD Capital, L.P., a private investment firm. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Berk was managing director of TG Capital Corp., an investment group that manages the capital of a single family and acquires and invests in both public and private companies. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Berk was with The Stenbeck Group, acquiring and managing businesses in multiple countries. Prior to that, he was with Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked in the principal investment area, as well as the mergers and acquisitions department.