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Viera also inducted into Titan 100 Hall of Fame, honoring Georgia’s most elite C-level executives

February 5, 2024, ATLANTA– For the third consecutive year, Church’s Texas Chicken® and Texas Chicken™ Global Chief People Officer Karen Viera has been named to the Georgia Titan 100, a program recognizing Georgia’s top CEOs and C-level executives for their passion, vision and leadership. Additionally, Viera will be inducted into the Titan 100 Hall of Fame, a prestigious distinction bestowed on only ten Titan 100 honorees following a rigorous series of interviews and live judging sessions.

“It’s one of the great honors of my career to not only be recognized among the Georgia Titan 100’s esteemed group of leaders for a third year in a row, but to also be inducted into the Titan 100 Hall of Fame,” said Viera. “Church’s® truly places an extraordinary level of attention and care toward its team members. This recognition is indicative of the culture that my team and I work tirelessly to maintain and build upon – one that places the well-being of our employees as highly as any other essential aspects at the core of our brand.”

In her role, Viera leads all human resource functions for the brand. In 2023, she implemented the All Stars & Legends Program, recognizing those who have been with the brand for more than 15 years, and the Trailblazers Innovation Program, designed to foster diversity of ideas and perspectives, promote professional development, and increase employee engagement and satisfaction. 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.

“It comes as no surprise that Karen has once again been recognized for her passion, vision and dedication to our employees and guests; all of which have resulted in transformational improvements to our company culture,” said Joe Guith, CEO, Church’s Texas Chicken® and Texas Chicken™. “Karen’s leadership has been key to making our company culture as strong, healthy and inclusive as it is today. Her efforts are certainly deserving of induction to the Titan 100 Hall of Fame.”

Viera will be honored at the Titan 100 awards on May 9, 2024 at Zoo Atlanta: Savanna Hall. One of the city’s most treasured historic buildings, the 1921 building has been revitalized by Zoo Atlanta for its new life today. As home of the Atlanta Cyclorama for more than 90 years, the building is famous for its grand scale and neoclassical architecture. This unique cocktail-style awards event will gather 100 Titans of Industry and their guests for an evening unlike anything that exists in the Georgia business community.

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 billion. Owned by High Bluff Capital Partners since 2021, Church’s® celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2022.

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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 in-formation visit

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