Brinker taps two for new roles
March 05, 2009
by Eric Schroeder
DALLAS — Several organizational changes have been announced at Brinker International in an effort to maximize leadership and create additional synergies across the company’s brands.
Todd Diener, president of Chili’s Grill & Bar since 1998, has added the title of president of On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina. He succeeds Dave Orenstein, who resigned as president of On The Border.
Wyman Roberts, currently president of Maggiano’s Little Italy, has added the title of chief marketing officer for Brinker International. Mr. Roberts joined Brinker in 2005, and in his new role will lead marketing and culinary activities for all three Brinker brands.
"These changes will help us streamline organizational efficiencies and elevate the guest experience across all brands," said Doug Brooks, president and chief executive officer of Brinker International. "Todd and Wyman are tremendous leaders with vast experience in the operations, marketing and culinary fields. They are uniquely qualified to lead change at Brinker as we strive to be the globally dominant casual dining restaurant portfolio company."