We wanted to  Recognizes all the great things that our
Franchisee & Team Members do to make KFC so great here in the Southwest Region..
We have a new Recognition Committee that would like all Franchisee to submit the person or persons from their orginization that they would like to recognize. We will also be looking for those we as a region want
to recognize.

More information to come soon about this program..... 
"Submit Your Super Star"
Name of Reconized
Information about your Submission

Southwest Regional Team Member Recognition

Darlinda Begay
(left Darlinda )

Has been employed with Team KFC Shiprock NM for 10 yrs.
She is a Teamlead and is a great asset to KFC Shiprock. This was her first job and she has been dedicated to excellence, is a great trainer for our new employees in the prep area and is dedicated to making it the Colonels way. 
Making the Colonel Proud every Day.

2019 Super Regional Savannah GA

Samantha Schoenhofer

​Recognized by Chris Caldwell for 
Dedicated to making things happen in the business and making it stick. 
Great Job 
Ryan Androes

The 2019 Southwest Shining Star Recipient. Ryan Has worked for many years for Ampex Foods, he is a single father and Franchisee. 
He is the 2nd VP of the Southwest Executive Board.
Congratulations Ryan !!!!!
​​ Kelli Spring

Southwest President Roger Sparks awarded Kelli The Presidents Award.
Kelli has been the Southwest Regional Secretary for the last 3 year and has contributed much to the region. Her dedication to excellence help service the region. 
​Congratulations Kelli !!!!
Kentucky Fried Wishes 2019​​
On September 24th 2019 Vice President Scott Duke suprised our very first Kentucky Fried Wishes grantee Shane McKinney with his wish to take his father on a dream vactaion. ​​

2019 SW & NW Spring RGM / ARL / Franchisee Meeting Las Vegas, NV 

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Vendor of the Year
Jeff North
Parapet Studios
Service Award 2019
Greg Atwell

Bill Ford

Super Regional 2019
Denver, CO

Driving Best on Block
Ryan Androes

3rd Quarter Super Stars

Marcos Vigil operates the KFC/TB in Trindad. CO Marcos received his awards today and was so surprised and thrilled.  He was humble for himself and did make a point to let me know that both items received was joint efforts of his great management team and his amazing team members.  Working for KFC is a career he really enjoys and is glad to be in a store with the his team to be so successful.  He also wants to give thanks for his support from his Market Coach James Bryan and Franchisee Denis Schoenhofer 
Tim Richards operates the KFC store in Gallup NM.  Tim has worked for 30 yrs in the KFC business, " He Bleeds Chicken"
He is a great mentor to his team.  The Franchisee Wilma Taira / James Rich thank him for his service. When Tim recieved his award he opened it and shared it with his team "That's the kind of guy he is"
Carolyn Rung has been with KFC for 28 years.  During her time with KFC she has been an MTM for KFC and KT restaurants.  She was best of the best 10 years in a row.  She has been at her current KT location for 18 months.  During this time Carolyn has promoted 8 shift supervisors without having an AGM.  She has sent 2 additional shift supervisors to other restaurants that need additional shifts for their bench in the area.  Currently she has 1 shift and 1 AGM in training on bench who will be complete with training by the end of the year.  Carolyn also takes the lead in training KFC and KT shift supervisors in our shift classes that are held every quarter.  This is a great way to share her knowledge and experience with Jr. managers coming up the ranks.  She also trained 3 external RGM’s this year who are currently running their own restaurants.  She also has 1 external RGM in training currently.  Carolyn is in the process of training to be an RTL.  I believe this position will help her grow as a leader and mentor to other RGM’s.  She is currently at 73% VOC and 69% HFA for the year.  She is beating labor budget for the year and she is very close on her COS budget. She is very consistent on daily systems and routines.  She is averaging a 3 on Food safety for the year and is Green on ROCC and CORE for the year.   Carolyn has proven herself year after year as a great operator and people developer.  She is a great asset to our Region.   
This time I'd like to recognize our Superstar RGM Ron Cantwell. He has been with our company for 5 years and has been our rock throughout that time. Under his leadership we have never failed an audit and even managed to achieve a perfect score. Ron has an unmatched dedication to his team and our company despite tough personal challenges. He was recently diagnosed with cancer but refuses to let that stop him from showing up to work six days a week to lead his team