Papa John, One of the Last CEO Ad Stars, Will Remain the Face of the Company for Now

But how long will the outgoing leader stay on as spokesman?

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“Papa” John Schnatter may be stepping aside as CEO of the pizza empire he founded in 1984, but don’t expect him to vanish from the brand’s ads and packaging.

As of Jan. 1, 2018, the pizza chain will be run by new CEO Steve Ritchie, who has been serving as chief operating officer, the company announced late this week. Schnatter will remain chairman of the board, and it appears he will also remain the face of the company.




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