Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. Announces Additions to Senior Leadership Team
Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRG) announced that Debra Eybers
has been named Interim Chief Operating Officer, effective November 29,
2016 and Lou Anne Banks joined the company as Vice President of
Marketing on October 17, 2016.
Robert S. Merritt, Chief Executive Officer of Ignite Restaurant Group,
stated, "We are excited to have Deb and Lou Anne join the Ignite team.
They both bring a wealth of industry experience that will be
instrumental in our future success. We look forward to working with Deb
and Lou Anne as they help lead two important areas of focus for our
Debra Eybers has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of
operational and leadership roles within the restaurant industry. For the
past several years, she has served as a consultant for several
restaurant companies, including Ruth's Hospitality Group and The Palm
Restaurant. Ms. Eybers previously served as the President of House of
Blues and as President of Cheeseburger in Paradise.
Lou Anne Banks has more than 20 years of experience leading marketing
and public relations for restaurants, retailers and other multi-unit
organizations in both corporate and agency environments. She previously
served as the Director of Marketing for Bonefish Grill and the Vice
President of Marketing for Johnny Rockets. Ms. Banks also served as a
senior agency strategist to McDonald's Restaurants, Smokey Bones Bar &
Fire Grill, White Castle, Logan's Roadhouse and Firehouse Subs.
About Ignite Restaurant Group
Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRG), headquartered in Houston,
Texas, operates a portfolio of restaurant concepts, including Joe's Crab
Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap, in a diverse set of markets across
the United States. Each brand offers a variety of high-quality food in a
distinctive, casual, high-energy atmosphere. For more information on
Ignite and its distinctive brands visit www.igniterestaurantgroup.com.
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