David Graves is the Chief Brand Officer for Pizza Hut U.S. In this role he oversees the marketing calendar, brand health, innovation, and food safety. Prior to Pizza Hut, David served as Marketing Director, Strategy and Innovation at KFC where he was responsible for menu strategy, innovation, insights and growth planning. During his time with the brand, KFC grew comparable sales leading to multiple industry awards for KFC’s turnaround.
Prior to joining YUM!, David held multiple roles in Brand at Procter & Gamble during his 12 years with the organization. In that time he worked on multiple iconic brands including Pampers and Pantene, implementing innovation and growth plans across the globe.
David holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. He and his wife, Jennifer, currently live in Louisville with their two children.