Avery Block is the Social Engagement & Brand Champion for Taco Bell Corp®, the nation’s leading Mexican-style quick service restaurant chain serving more than 36.8 million consumers in the U.S. each week. A culture breeder with 17 years combined experience in Operations and Human Resources, Avery learned early on the imperative role people play in the success of a business.
Her fast-paced career in the restaurant industry has lent her as a sort of “Jackie-
of-all-Trades”. Avery’s multi-disciplined experience and journey through various
functionalities and roles has enabled her to develop, implement and evolve relevant
initiatives to drive and support strategies surrounding social media, internal brand
alignment, employee retention and engagement, training, people performance and
development, total compensation and recognition.
She has served as an industry panelist covering an array of subjects and has been
featured in publications such as Nation’s Restaurant News, Human Resource Executive
and PINK Magazine on topics ranging from social recruiting and employment branding
to generational inclusion.
Prior to joining Taco Bell, Avery was the People & Brand Manager for Claim Jumper
Restaurants where she created their employment brand “Commit to the Journey”,
designed and facilitated hourly and management LMS courses as well as managed all
Social Media initiatives.
Avery incorporates her dedication to volunteering and making a difference into
philanthropic initiatives with her company and within the industry at large. She has
served for the last 3 years as the Sponsorship Chair and currently is the Social Media
Chair for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Orange County Committee and is an active member an volunteer for the Women’s Foodservice Forum.
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