Supply Chain, BTR, STC Brands
Darryl Lesure is in his twentieth year with Chick-fil-A, Inc. He serves as a Senior Principal Lead within Supply Chain providing leadership in Innovation, the STC Brand Restaurants, Apparel Design and Supplier Diversity. This Team oversees an estimated one-billion dollars in product purchases. He also serves as a corporate and community liaison for the Chick-fil-A Foundation’s Advisory Board which serves youth in various communities.
Darryl began his professional career as an intern for Arby’s Inc. in 1987 serving in various roles and a fulltime purchasing position until 1991. In 1992, he began working as a Supply Chain professional for Churchs’ Chicken, a division of AFC Enterprises, the former parent company of Churchs’ Chicken and Popeye’s Chicken. Upon departure from Churchs’ Chicken he served as Purchasing Director for Quincy’s Steak House, Mick’s, and the Peasant Restaurant Company, a regional chain formerly headquartered in Atlanta, GA. In all, Darryl has over thirty-one years of restaurant operations and purchasing experience within the Quick Service, and Casual/Fine Dining arena.
In 1990, he received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Management from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA. He completed his Master of Science in International Business at Central Michigan University in 2014.
A native of Detroit, Michigan and a current city of Atlanta resident in the Historic Reynoldstown Neighborhood. Darryl is married to Candice Simon-Lesure and they have two children, Vanessa age 16 and Evan, age 4 both attending Maynard H. Jackson High School an Atlanta Public School. He is active member of New Mercies Christian Church and serves on the Educational Teaching Staff. He is an active member Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, Eta Lambda Chapter an Executive Board Member of the Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. A Board Member of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Atlanta Urban League, Bearings Bike Shop and adjunct business professor at Carver College. He is an assistant basketball coach in the Grant Park Neighborhood and an avid runner and golfer.