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Susan Nelson, Senior VP and Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer at Dine Brands
Susan Nelson


Susan Nelson is SVP, Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer. Ms. Nelson is responsible for all aspects of communications including brand and reputation management, internal communications, social responsibility, and public affairs.

Before joining Dine Brands Global, Ms. Nelson was Vice President of Communications for Applebee’s where she was responsible for communications, public relations, crisis and issues management, and franchisee communications. Prior to that, Ms. Nelson was Vice President of Marketing for CoreLogic, a leading provider of consumer, financial and property data, analytics, and services to business and the government. She led marketing planning and go-to-market sales strategies including research, message and creative development, value proposition, positioning, communications, and customer experience.

Prior to CoreLogic, Ms. Nelson worked for McDonald’s Corporation for more than 12 years in several senior communications leadership roles. Ms. Nelson served as a thought-partner to the C-suite and was responsible for internal communications, franchisee communications, and brand building initiatives.

Ms. Nelson earned her Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from Oklahoma Christian University.

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