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Kat Cole

President & COO, Cinnabon


Kat Cole is the president of Cinnabon, Inc. where she is accountable for leading, evolving and building the team and multi-channel brand.

Her story is often shared for inspiration as she moved up from working as a hostess at 17 years old to traveling globally to open new franchises. At 19, Kat dropped out of college, advanced to various management and leadership positions, and at the age of 26, became a Vice President at Hooters. She later completed her MBA at Georgia State University.

She is widely known for legacy business model innovation, building brands, humanitarian work in the US and Eastern Africa and mentorship and development of emerging leaders.

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