Jonathan D. Blum has been Senior Vice President, Public Affairs of YUM! Brands Inc. since July 1997. Mr. Blum is responsible for Yum's public policy, government relations, corporate social responsibility, internal and external communications, community relations/philanthropy, diversity, and its quality, food safety and nutrition initiatives. Mr. Blum served as Vice President, Public Affairs of Taco Bell since joining it in 1993. He has been a Director of Kindred Healthcare Inc., since December 17, 2008. Mr. Blum received his undergraduate degree from George Washington University and his J.D. degree from Western New England College, School of Law.