Dave & Buster’s announced the appointment of Atish Shah to the company’s Board of Directors, effective April 16.

Since April 2016,  Shah has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Xenia Hotels & Resorts, a lodging REIT that owns a select, curated portfolio of luxury and upper-upscale hotel properties.

“We are pleased to welcome Atish as a new independent director,” says Kevin Sheehan, newly elected Board Chair. “He brings deep financial and upscale hospitality industry experience to the Board that will be extremely relevant as we work to create lasting value for our stakeholders.”

Brian Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, adds, “Dave & Buster’s is emerging from the challenges of the past year as a stronger, more competitive company. Atish’s hospitality expertise and business acumen will be invaluable as we work to fortify our leading position in the dining and entertainment industry.”

Shah comments, “I am delighted to join Dave & Buster’s Board of Directors and am a big believer in the Company’s unique brand positioning and its four culture pillars. I look forward to applying my prior experience and working closely with my fellow Directors and the management team to guide Dave & Buster’s on its path to higher levels of success for all stakeholders.”

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