Brand Leadership

Tracey-Ann Young

Chief Brand Officer, Cinnabon

Tracey-Ann Young brings more than 20 years of experience in brand strategy, management, finance and operations to her role as Chief Brand Officer of Cinnabon. Named to the role in May 2022, she is responsible for the strategic brand management of the iconic brand, and oversees the global brand’s operations, marketing, and training strategies. She and her team capitalize on the brand’s history, name recognition and signature taste (and frosting) to create strategies to drive sales. She began her career as an accountant where she facilitated and evaluated management and financial programs for wide-ranging portfolio of clients.

She began her career in the restaurant industry working in finance for Bloomin’ Brands, and then transitioned to strategic operations. She has also held cross-functional brand strategy, retail and operational management positions for Dine Brands, IHOP and most recently, Panera.

Tracey-Ann holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Florida and an MBA from Georgetown University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. She and her family reside in Atlanta.