Julie Kunkel joined the Bloomin' Brands Board in August of 2022 and is a member of the Audit Committee.
Ms. Kunkel has significant experience advising companies on the finance, accounting and reporting impacts of their business transformations, including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions and IT systems, and regularly collaborated with merchandising and operations personnel in addressing the financial implications of their operational initiatives. She served as a Senior Partner in the Financial Accounting Advisory Services group of Ernst & Young LLP from 2015 until her retirement in 2021. She joined EY in 1984 and held various audit and assurance positions, focusing on all sectors of consumer products and retail and consulting on complex accounting issues, resulting in expertise in accounting and auditing standards, risk management and compliance. Ms. Kunkel currently provides executive coaching services to EY partners and directors on a consulting basis.
Ms. Kunkel earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Business Management from the University of St. Thomas and is a Certified Public Accountant.