Executive Leadership

Cathie Koch

Group Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Cathie Koch has served as Group Vice President of Corporate Affairs since May 2019.  She is responsible for overseeing internal and external corporate communications, government affairs, community relations activities, and ESG strategy.

Cathie is an experienced communications professional with extensive experience representing large, multi-national organizations in the foodservice industry.  She joined Bloomin’ Brands in 2012 as Vice President, Corporate Communications, following an eight-year tenure with Arby’s Restaurant Group, where she created a full-service communications department.

Cathie holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida and an accreditation in public relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Restaurant Association.