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The University of South Carolina Upstate’s George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics announces that John Miller, president and CEO for Denny’s Corporation, will be the guest speaker at the Wells Fargo Speaker Series event Wednesday, Sept. 4 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Miller is responsible for leading the strategic direction of Denny’s, headquartered in Spartanburg. Miller joined Denny’s in February 2011 and is an accomplished restaurant industry veteran, bringing more than 30 years of restaurant operations and management experience to the national diner chain.

Prior to joining Denny’s, Mr. Miller served as CEO of Taco Bueno Restaurants, Inc. He also spent 17 years with Brinker International where he held numerous management positions, including president of Romano’s Macaroni Grill and president of Brinker’s Mexican Concepts, responsible for overseeing On the Border and Cozymel’s. Earlier in his career, Mr. Miller held various operations and restaurant management positions at Unigate Restaurant/Casa Bonita in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Miller is a member of Denny’s board of directors.

This special event will be held in the BMW Classroom (Room 150) at the Johnson College, 160 E. Saint John St. in downtown Spartanburg. Tickets must be reserved in advance and they include a box lunch. General admission tickets are $10; USC Upstatefaculty, staff and retiree tickets are $5; Students (with student ID) are free. Registration is required online at www.uscupstate.edu/wellsfargo.

For more information about the Wells Fargo Speaker Series, contact Bea Walters Smith at (864) 503-5235 or bwsmith@uscupstate.edu. For a complete listing of this fall’s speaker series line-up, visit www.uscupstate.edu/wellsfargo.

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