Aylwin Lewis is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Potbelly Sandwich Works, LLC, having served in the position from 2008 to 2017.
From September 2005 to February 2008, Lewis was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sears Holdings Corporation, a nationwide retailer. Prior to being named Chief Executive Officer of Sears, Lewis was President of Sears Holdings and Chief Executive Officer of KMart and Sears Retail following Sears’ acquisition of KMart Holding Corporation in March 2005. Prior to that, Lewis was President and Chief Executive Officer of KMart since October 2004. Lewis was Chief Multi-Branding and Operating Officer of YUM! Brands, Inc., a franchisor and licensor of quick service restaurants including KFC, Long John Silvers, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and A&W, from 2003 until October 2004, Chief Operating Officer of YUM! Brands from 2000 until 2003 and Chief Operating Officer of Pizza Hut from 1996. He also is a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company.