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Harry T. Rose

P. Jeffrey Warden
President &
Chief Executive Officer

Christopher Tobia
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Bonnie Lippincott
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Paul Rockelmann
Vice President,
Human Resources

Jason Rose
Vice President,
Real Estate

Catherine Chuck
Vice President,
Marketing & Public Relations

Harry Karopoulos
Vice President,
Operations, Region 2

Tom Lowe
Vice President,
Operations, Region 1

Harry T. Rose

Mr. Rose is a graduate of The University of Scranton with a bachelor's degree in Accounting. He began his career in the restaurant and hospitality industry with the Marriott Corporation. During a twenty-year association with Marriott, he progressed from a trainee position to that of senior executive. His career with Marriott included the position of vice president of finance for the Roy Roger's Division and vice president and general manager for over 250 company and franchise-owned Roy Roger's restaurants in the mid-Atlantic and New York markets.  In 1985, Mr. Rose purchased five Roy Roger's restaurants from Marriott and founded H. T. Rose Enterprises, Inc.

Mr. Rose is chairman of The Rose Group, a restaurant management company established in 1985 encompassing all his active restaurant concepts over the course of his franchising career including Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Boston Market, Corner Bakery Cafe, The Shannon Rose, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Johnny Carino's Country Italian and Roy Roger's. The company currently operates Applebee's restaurants in four states and two Shannon Rose restaurants in New Jersey. Over the years, Mr. Rose has received numerous significant awards from Dine Brands, Inc. including "Franchisee of the Year" in 1997, 2004 and 2015 as well as served as chairman for multiple councils for the Applebee's brand. The Rose Group also won numerous awards with Corner Bakery Cafe including "Franchisee of the Year" for 2015 as well as many awards for previous concepts they ran over the years.

Mr. Rose has been recognized and awarded for his personal and civic commitments to serving the local community, various businesses, social and philanthropic organizations. Over the years, he has been a member of multiple board of directors and board of trustees, including New Jersey Manufacturer's Bank, Pennsylvania Restaurant Association, St. Mary's Medical Center, The University of Scranton and the New Jersey Business and Industry Association.  He held the chairmanship of the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce from 1995 to 1997 and remained active with the organization as a member of the board of directors until 2004.

The Rose Group 29 Friends Lane, Newtown, PA 18940 (215) 579-9220 www.RoseGroupDining.com

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