ATLANTA – Church's Chicken has announced the promotion of Chris Ward to the role of vice president, supply chain. Ward joined Church’s in 2012 and previously served as senior director of purchasing. In his new role, Ward will be overseeing purchasing, distribution and logistics for the quick service chicken chain. 

Chris Ward
Chris Ward, vice president of supply chain for Church's

"Chris Ward has demonstrated a clear pattern of generating meaningful results," said Joe Christina, CEO of Church's Chicken. "From cost savings, to quality assurance, and vendor negotiations, he has repeatedly delivered to the benefit of both the brand and our franchisees."

In addition to his five years with Church's, Ward also brings more than 30 years of experience in procurement, supply chain management and senior leadership experience to his new role. He previously worked with Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen, Shells Seafood, Denny's Restaurants and The Walt Disney Co.

"I am looking forward to working with all our Church's internal and external teams to ensure that materials, information, and finances flow smoothly and that our restaurants and franchisees receive the timely, consistent, cost-effective support they need for successful operation," Ward said.