Brinker International, Inc., one of the world’s leading casual dining restaurant companies and home of Chili’s Grill & Bar, Maggiano’s Little Italy and two virtual brands: It’s Just Wings and Maggiano’s Italian Classics, announces the appointment of Ramona Hood to its Board of Directors.

Hood is an accomplished executive with deep experience in sales, operations, supply chain, marketing and talent management. She currently serves as president and chief executive officer of FedEx Custom Critical. Prior to this role, Hood led teams in numerous FedEx operating companies including FedEx Custom Critical, FedEx Supply Chain and FedEx Truckload Brokerage. Additionally, Hood serves on the board of Summa Health Systems and formerly served on the board for Welty Building Company.

“Ramona brings significant business leadership, strategic thinking and a broad range of experience – from operations to marketing – to our board,” says Wyman Roberts, president and chief executive officer of Brinker International. “Her expertise and experience in a dynamic, customer-facing service business, along with her proven track record of driving growth and innovation, leveraging technology to improve operations and leading a large, distributed organization, will help us continue to grow and differentiate our brands.”

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