Church's Chicken Women Executives Recognized as Top Women in Business at 14th Annual Stevie Awards

Top Quote Laura Reese and Jennifer Chasteen Named Most Innovative Woman and Female Executive of the Year. End Quote
  • Atlanta, GA (1888PressRelease) December 05, 2017 - Church’s Chicken®, one of the largest fried chicken restaurant chains in the world, congratulates its very own Laura Reese and Jennifer Chasteen for being named two of the top women in business in 2017 at the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. Senior Director of Media, Digital and Public Relations at Church’s, Laura Reese was awarded gold in the Most Innovative Woman of the Year in Franchising category, while Jennifer Chasteen, Vice President of Brand Strategy and Activation for the brand, received silver in the Female Executive of the Year for Consumer Products in a business with over 2,500 employees. The results were announced at the 14th annual awards dinner on Friday, November 17th in New York City.

    Created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of achievements and positive contributions made by organizations and working professionals worldwide, the Stevie® Awards has become one of the world’s premier business awards. The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business recognizes the achievements of women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run.

    “This is truly an honor well-deserved, “said Hector Munoz, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer at Church’s Chicken. “Laura is one of the hardest working women at Church’s, and her talent has been routinely rewarded with new challenges and responsibilities,” said Munoz. “Jenn excels at energizing the Church’s brand from the inside out and her leadership is what aligns and activates products and promotions into meaningful brand experiences for Church’s and its guests. Both women are bringing a level of commitment and dedication to the Church’s brand and its values of Stepping Up, Doing the Right Thing, Celebrating Differences, Working Together, and Showing We Care.”

    This year’s Stevie® Awards for Women in Business received more than 1,500 entries from individuals and organizations in 25 nations and more than 170 professionals from around the world participated in the judging process.

    About Church’s Chicken®
    Founded in San Antonio, TX in 1952 by George W. Church, Church’s Chicken® is one of the largest quick service restaurant chicken chains in the world. Church’s® specializes in Original and Spicy Chicken freshly prepared throughout the day in small batches that are hand-battered and double-breaded, Tender Strips®, honey-butter biscuits made from scratch and freshly baked, and classic, home-style sides all for a great value. Church’s® (along with its sister brand Texas Chicken® outside the Americas) has more than 1,600 locations in 27 countries and international territories and system-wide sales of more than $1 billion. For more information, visit Follow Church’s® on Facebook at and Twitter at

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