Margaret Jenkins

Founder and President of Margaret Jenkins & Associates

Jenkins Margaret  (10-6-09) TRUSTEEMargaret L. Jenkins is a former marketing executive and current marketing and branding consultant.  Based in Greenville, South Carolina, she has an extensive background in consumer marketing and retail advertising and is the former senior vice president, chief marketing officer of Spartanburg, South Carolina-based Denny’s Corp., the nation’s largest family restaurant company.  She served in that role from 2002-2007.

Ms. Jenkins is also the former chief marketing officer of El Pollo Loco restaurants, a 400-unit Southern California-based company.  She has held various senior management positions with Taco Bell Corp. and PepsiCo International Foodservice.  Ms. Jenkins was executive vice president of client services for Morrison, Lee & Stevens Advertising in Irvine, California and has held management positions with advertising agencies in California and Colorado, assigned to such well-known brands as Sunny Delight Beverages, the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), and McDonald’s.

Ms. Jenkins recently completed an eight-year term as a corporate director of the PVH Corp., an international apparel manufacturer and retailer. She was one of the few female corporate board members of a Fortune 500 company.  With over $6 billion in annual revenues, PVH owns Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, Arrow, Izod, Speedo, Warner’s and Olga and is the world’s largest shirt company.  Ms. Jenkins sat on PVH’s nominating and governance and corporate social responsibility committees.

Ms. Jenkins is currently the vice chair of the board of trustees Greenville, South Carolina’s Greenville Health System. As the Upstate’s leading provider of health services and its only academic health center, GHS has seven campuses and nearly 12,000 employees and ranks among the largest healthcare systems in the Southeast.

She is an avid supporter of the visual and performing arts and is a former trustee and vice-chair of the Peace Center of the Performing Arts in Greenville and a former trustee and member of the executive committee of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.  Ms. Jenkins is a native of Los Angeles and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She received public company certification from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management in 2007.

Ms. Jenkins is single and resides in the Greenville, South Carolina area.