Sara Schmillen is the Vice President of Marketing for Kahala Brands where she leads advertising, marketing, and brand strategy for Cold Stone Creamery. She is passionate about implementing programs and promotions that underscore The Ultimate Ice Cream Experience® and increase the bottom line for franchisees.
Sara has worked on the Cold Stone brand since 2011 and has been with Kahala Brands since 2008. Prior to joining the Kahala team, Sara was employed with the largest franchisee of TGI Friday's; Main Street Restaurant Group. In her position, Sara provided marketing support to several restaurant and hospitality brands, as well as worked on all corporate marketing.
Sara is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, Denver with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing. She is also a graduate of the Executive Masters of Business Administration program at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.
If she’s not in her office, chances are she’s on an adventure – ticking states and countries off of her bucket list. Additionally Sara likes to stay well networked and is actively involved in local industry associations along with fundraising and volunteering for local children’s charities and pet rescues.