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Tom Howley


Senior Vice President Tom Howley has a particular focus on real estate development, legal matters, marketing strategy, franchisor/franchisee relationships, and facilitating strong critical thinking at all levels of the company.  Tom is Co-Chair of Panera’s national franchisee/senior management advisory board.  Prior to joining HBG, Tom was General Counsel of Au Bon Pain and Panera Bread, LLC. Strong collaborative leadership based on respectful, engaged, authentic listening and critical thinking is a guiding principle for Tom. An active citizen volunteer in his community, Tom has served as Chairman of the Winchester Planning Board and Board of Selectmen and was named Winchester’s 2013 “Outstanding Citizen of the Year." He enjoys family, exercise, music, reading, sharing good food with friends, and being around water.

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Luke Howley

Executive Vice President

Luke manages our Human Resources, Catering, Marketing, and Facilities departments. He is a graduate of Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. A resident of Providence, Luke enjoys soccer and riding his bicycle. 


David Beauregard

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

David is responsible for the operational integrity of all 28 Howley Bread Group bakery-cafes. He has worked in the restaurant industry for over 35 years, serving in positions such as Director of Operations, Area Director and General Manager for food and beverage companies such as Applebee’s, Chili’s and more. His primary focus throughout his work has been on developing people to help advance their careers and skills. David attended Johnson & Wales University, majoring in hospitality management. 


Adam Vanek

Chief Financial Officer

Adam is focused on the financial, accounting, payroll, risk management, employee benefits and IT functions of HBG.   He graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a Bachelors in Accounting and Finance. Previously he worked for a Healthcare IT startup and before that spent over six years with a franchisee of a multi-unit smoothie concept where he worked his way from Shift Leader to District Manager, while performing all financial functions for franchisee. When Adam not ‘slaying the numbers dragon,' he can usually be found volunteering at his church, reading or catching up with family and friends. He also loves cooking, the occasional video game and is a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan.

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