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Concessions International Appoints Donata Russell Major New CEO

ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Concessions International (CI), a leading concessionaire with food and beverage outlets in major airports in the U.S. and Virgin Islands, announces the appointment of Donata Russell Major to the role of chief executive. Major, who previously served as vice chairman, has been a principal factor in the company's growth over her 28-year career at the Atlanta-based concessionaire. 

As she leads CI moving forward, Major will continue to manage key client and partner relationships, special projects, business development, as well as strengthening the leadership team – working closely with Anthony Joseph, CI president. 

"Donata was the natural fit for this important role," says Mr. Herman J. Russell, Sr., founder of Concessions International and Major's father. "Her dedicated leadership has led to significant growth for the company, and we are delighted to have her on board as CEO as we begin a growth-centric year."

"I am thrilled to be taking on this new role at this exciting time in our history," says Major. "We are anticipating a banner year, as we will be opening a record number of locations in major U.S. airports including Dallas Fort Worth, Atlanta and Miami."

Major is not only committed to fostering a family-oriented company work environment but also to improving the quality of life in communities CI serves. Her board involvement includes Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, The Whitefoord Community Program, and Early Learning Property Management, Inc.

Michael Russell, who previously served as CI's chief executive, has taken over the position of vice chairman of the board.

About Concessions International, LLC Atlanta-based Concessions International, LLC (CI), founded in 1979, is a dynamic food and beverage concessionaire with operations in eight airports across the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. As a family and diversity-owned hospitality management company, CI meets the needs of customers, clients and partners through the delivery of quality products and services and maximizes financial performance. The company's portfolio includes franchised, licensed and proprietary concepts, including casual dining, quick service, snack, deli and bar and grill. CI is a franchisee of major national brands including Fresh To Order, Seattle's Best Coffee, and Einstein Bros. Bagels. CI also operates Pemberton Cafe at the World of Coca Cola and provides support services to Paschal's Restaurant in the Atlanta. Visit

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