Advisory Council

Deena McKinley

Chief Experience Officer

New England Authentic Eats LLC: Papa Gino's & D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches

Deena McKinley is the Chief Experience Officer at New England Authentic Eats, LLC, parent company of Papa Gino’s Pizzeria and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches. With over 20 years of restaurant industry experience, Deena oversees digital, brand, and strategic marketing, as well as technology, innovation, catering, and guest experience for both brands. Prior to joining NEAE, Deena served as Chief Experience Officer at Mobivity, providing restaurants a customer engagement platform, working with national, multi-unit restaurant brands such as Subway, Jamba Juice, and Dairy Queen, allowing them to engage with guests to increase retention, engagement, frequency and spend. Previously, Deena was Chief Client Officer at Zimmerman Advertising, working with restaurant clients such as Papa John’s Pizza, Boston Market, and Firehouse Subs.