church logo

Contact Us At


Viera’s induction follows her third consecutive recognition by the Georgia Titan 100, honoring Georgia’s most elite C-level executives

May 17, 2024, ATLANTA— Church’s Texas Chicken® and Texas Chicken™ SVP, Global Chief People Officer Karen Viera has been officially inducted into the Georgia Titan 100 Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed following her third consecutive year being named to the Georgia Titan 100 list. Viera is one of only 12 Georgia Titans being admitted to the hall of fame this year.

“It is deeply moving to be honored alongside several outstanding Peach State leaders for our induction into the Georgia Titan 100 Hall of Fame,” said Viera. “This recognition is not only a reflection of my personal commitment to Church’s®, but also a testament to the tremendous support and collaboration of my team here in Atlanta and beyond. Georgia fosters an environment of innovation and excellence that has continually inspired me to be the best leader I can possibly be. I am grateful to be part of such a distinguished group of executives, and I look forward to contributing further to our company’s impact in the state’s vibrant business community.”

Viera is one of just a handful of Titan 100 award recipients who have made the Titan 100 list three times, with each year being progressively more difficult to achieve. The Titan 100 Hall of Fame are elite professionals who have consistently demonstrated the characteristics of a Titan who is a pillar of their community. In order to secure her position in the Hall of Fame, Viera completed on-camera interviews and answered a series of questions in front of a live judging committee.

In her role, Viera leads all human resource functions for the company. In 2023, she implemented the All Stars & Legends Program, recognizing those who have been with the brand for more than 15 years, and she designed and implemented the Trailblazers Innovation Portal and Program, designed to foster diversity of ideas and perspectives, promote professional development, and increase employee engagement and satisfaction. The innovation portal provides the front-line employees with an opportunity to present recommendations across seven categories from process to culture to profitability improvement ideas. Viera also developed and oversaw the company’s first-ever culture survey in 2022, taking the survey beyond engagement into a true understanding of company culture. Of particular significance was the survey’s 89 percent favorable engagement rate, which increased to 90 percent this year. In 2021, Church’s® was named a Top Workplace by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution under her leadership.

About Church’s Texas Chicken® / Texas Chicken™
Founded in San Antonio, TX in 1952 by George W. Church Sr., Church’s Texas Chicken®, along with its sister brand Texas Chicken™ outside of the U.S., is one of the largest quick-service chicken restaurant chains in the world. The brands specialize in Original and Spicy Chicken freshly prepared throughout the day in small batches that are hand-battered and double-breaded, tenders, sandwiches, freshly baked Honey-Butter Biscuits™, and classic, home-style sides all for a great value.  Church’s Texas Chicken® and Texas Chicken™ have more than 1,500 locations in 23 countries and global markets and system-wide sales of more than $1.4 billion. Owned by High Bluff Capital Partners and FS Investments since 2021, Church’s® celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2022.

For more information, visit and You can also follow Church’s Texas Chicken® on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. More details on franchising opportunities are available at or

About Titan 100
The Titan 100 is a national program in 8 markets across the country that recognizes the top 100 CEOs and C-level executives in a region. Representing both the private and public sector, these Titans of In-dustry demonstrate exceptional leadership, vision, passion, and influence in their field. For more infor-mation visit

Download the App Apple App Store Download Google Play Store Download