Papa John, One of the Last CEO Ad Stars, Will Remain the Face of the Company for Now

But how long will the outgoing leader stay on as spokesman?

John Schnatter will step aside as CEO on Jan. 1, 2018, being replaced by COO Steve Ritchie. Papa John's via YouTube

“Papa” John Schnatter may be stepping aside as CEO of the pizza empire he founded in 1984, but don’t expect him to vanish from the brand’s ads and packaging.

@griner David Griner is creative and innovation editor at Adweek and host of Adweek's podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."
@kitten_mouse Lindsay Rittenhouse is a staff writer at Adweek, where she specializes in covering the world of agencies and their clients.