2017 Trumpet Awards

2017 Trumpet Awards

Denny’s Board Chair, Brenda Lauderback and Denny’s President & CEO, John Miller, pose on the red carpet and represent the restaurant chain's sponsorship of the 2017 Trumpet Awards, created to herald the accomplishments of black Americans who have succeeded against immense odds. The Trumpet Foundation's award recognizes the few, who symbolize the many, who have overcome the ills of racism and poverty and achieved special greatness. 

2017 Trumpet Awards

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, John Dillon alongside Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer  Chris Bode pose on the 2017 Trumpet Awards Red Carpet.

2017 Trumpet Awards

Denny’s Franchise Owners, Miles Holland and Abbra Holland, arrive at the 2017 Trumpet Awards, hosted by Bounce TV and the Trumpet Foundation

2017 Trumpet Awards

Many special guests attended this year’s Trumpet Awards, which recognize Black Americans who have overcome the hardships of racism and poverty and achieved special greatness. Denny's was one of the program sponsors.

Front Row: (Right to left) Winnie Bernier, April Kelly-Drummond, Fasika Melaku, Miles Holland

April Kelly-Drummond, Director Diversity & MCM

Fasika Melaku, VP Training

Miles Holland, Denny's Franchisee

Back Row (Right to left) John Dillon, John Miller, Chris Bode

John Miller, President and CEO

John Dillon, SVP and CMO

Chris Bode, SVP and COO

2017 Trumpet Awards

Before the show starts, it is always a good time for a group photo! In anticipation of the Trumpet Awards, Denny’s executives, and franchisees have gathered in the auditorium and were honored to meet the son of Martin Luther King Jr., Martin Luther King III.