American Blue Ribbon Holdings announced the hiring of three strategic leadership positions at O’Charley’s during a continued time of investment and resurgence for the classic casual dining brand. The acquisition of three proven industry veterans is another illustration of the brand’s forward momentum, as new talent arrives at O’Charley’s amidst a successful revitalization that began immediately after being acquired by American Blue Ribbon Holdings in spring of 2012. O’Charley’s leadership hires announced include:

  • David Ellis, vice president of Marketing
  • Bill Powell, senior director of Culinary
  • Kim Zimmerman Florence, director of Learning & Development.

“We are thrilled to welcome David, Bill, and Kim to the American Blue Ribbon Holdings family during an exciting phase of forward momentum and success for O’Charley’s,” says Hazem Ouf, president and CEO of American Blue Ribbon Holdings, the parent company of O’Charley’s. “These talented professionals will be integral pieces of O’Charley’s president Mickey Mills’ leadership team and will serve to further our relationship with guests and aid us in continuing to surpass the lofty goals we set for O’Charley’s when we acquired the brand just last year. We have come a long way, and look forward to drawing from the considerable talents and capabilities of these new team members to take us even further.”



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