DUBLIN, OHIO – The Wendy’s Co. has announced the expansion of Liliana M. Esposito from the role of chief communications officer to chief corporate affairs and sustainability officer to reflect her range of responsibilities across communications, quality assurance, customer care, public affairs and corporate responsibility.

Esposito develops vision and strategy for all communications with franchisees and employees, public relations, government relations and corporate responsibility, as well as quality and safety procedures throughout the supply chain and a safe and quality dining experience in all Wendy’s restaurants. Her team recently restructured Wendy’s corporate responsibility efforts under one united banner, Good Done Right, and created a supplier code of conduct.

Esposito also serves as a trustee of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, she is the executive sponsor of WeQual, the company’s employee resource group focused on LGBTQ+ employees and allies, and is a member of the board of directors of Quality Supply Chain Co-op Inc., the independent purchasing cooperative for Wendy’s restaurants.

Prior to joining Wendy’s, Esposito served as vice president of corporate communications and public affairs at Dallas-based Dean Foods. Other previous experience includes tenure as public affairs manager with Mars Inc. in New Jersey, and as a public relations consultant for eight years in New York.

She holds a BA in Government and Foreign Affairs (with Distinction) from the University of Virginia, and a JD (Summa Cum Laude) from Seton Hall Law School.