ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monro Inc. has parted ways with Deborah Brundage, senior vice president and chief marketing officer since early 2018, in connection with cost-reduction measures the company instituted in response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Monro said in an 8K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it had terminated Ms. Brundage's employment, effective April 11.
Robert Rajkowski, Monro's COO since September 2019, will assume responsibility for marketing functions handled by Ms. Brundage, a former Procter & Gamble Inc. executive hired in March 2018. She had been tasked with overseeing the firm's marketing and merchandise strategy, including brand management, advertising, customer relationship management, in-store merchandising and category management, and digital initiatives.
Ms. Brundage's base salary was $240,000 a year, according to Monro's fiscal 2019 Proxy Statement. In fiscal 2019 her total compensation amounted to nearly $450,000.
Her LinkedIn page still shows her as employed by Monro.
Mr. Rajkowski, a former Goodyear, AAMCO and Jiffy Lube executive, joined Monro nine months ago as the successor of Evan Naylor, who left Monro in April 2019 after just 14 months as COO.
Mr. Rajkowski was tasked at that time with overseeing the integration of Monro's operations, marketing and merchandising functions as well as taking responsibility for all aspects of the company's store operations, including the ongoing execution of its Monro.Forward operational excellence initiatives.