Dallas / TX. (bi) Brinker International Inc., a recognized leader in casual dining, announces the election of Gerardo (Gerry) Lopez to its Board of Directors. Lopez currently serves as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of AMC Entertainment Inc. Prior to his current role, Gerry was President of Global Consumer Products, Foodservice and Seattle´s Best Coffee at Starbucks. During his 28-year career, he has also served in a variety of executive management positions with Frito-Lay, Pepsi and Procter + Gamble. «Gerry will be an outstanding addition to our Board of Directors», said Doug Brooks, Chairman of the Board of Brinker International. «His nearly three decades of experience in the entertainment, beverage and consumer packaged goods industries, in both the U.S. and abroad, provides him with unique insight which will be beneficial to Brinker. In his current role as head of one of the leading movie theater chains in the country, Gerry is in tune with consumer needs and marketplace trends currently influencing our industry».
Dallas / TX. (bi) Brinker International Inc., a recognized leader in casual dining, announces the election of Wyman Roberts to its Board of Directors. Roberts currently serves as CEO and President of Brinker International, and President of Chili´s Grill + Bar. «This seat on the Board of Directors further augments Wyman´s new responsibilities as CEO and President of Brinker and Chili´s», said Doug Brooks, Chairman of the Board of Brinker International. «The strategic thinking Wyman brings to our board will be instrumental in shaping future plans for Brinker and our brands». Roberts´ Brinker tenure includes his role as President of Chili´s since 2009, where he has been responsible for a dramatic re-energizing of almost every aspect of one of America´s iconic restaurant brands. Previously, Roberts also served as Brinker´s Chief Marketing Officer and President of the Maggiano´s Little Italy brand.