Long John Silver’s Names New Senior Director of Development & Real Estate



Leigh Ann VanDam brings more than a decade of experience to the position at the nation’s largest quick-service seafood company

Long John Silver's Names New Senior Director of Development & Real Estate

Leigh Ann VanDam

Long John Silver’s, the nation’s largest quick-service seafood chain, recently appointed Leigh Ann VanDam as Senior Director of Development and Real Estate. VanDam has extensive experience in global brand development in the retail food industry. She joined the Long John Silver’s team early this summer and reports to Brian Unger, Chief Operating Officer. In this role, VanDam will play a key role in domestic and international development strategies for the company.

“Long John Silver’s is an iconic American brand and we are tasked with continuing the great traditions as well as sustaining growth,” said Unger. “Leigh Ann will play an important part in the growth of this brand.”

Previously, VanDam worked for Taco Bell Corp. and Yum! Brands. Over the course of a decade, she served as an Associate Design Architect, Remodel Architect and finally Brand Architect.

VanDam earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture with a concentration in Urban Design from University of Nevada-Las Vegas.Long John Silver's Names New Senior Director of Development & Real Estate

Long John Silver’s is a classic American brand founded in 1969, and stands today as the nation’s largest quick-service seafood chain with nearly 1,050 franchised restaurants in the U.S. and Asia. Long John Silver’s is famous for its pure, wild-caught Alaskan whitefish hand-dipped in their signature batter and lightly fried to golden perfection. Learn more at www.ljsilvers.com or join the conversation via social media on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.