Following its announcement of Elizabeth McGee as its new Chief Executive Officer, Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group wasted little time in making even more moves to bolster its already robust executive team. The acclaimed New Orleans-based eatery welcomes Camille Collins as its new Executive Director of Marketing and promotes Jen Beougher to Chief Administrative Officer.
“It’s never slow here as we continue to revamp our executive team with an endless effort in being the go-to brunch spot and build a forward-looking, ‘always better’ culture,” McGee says. “With Jen’s strong financial acumen and Camille’s flawless marketing mind, both bring a wealth of experience to their new positions and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for what is sure to be a bright future for Ruby Slipper and Ruby Sunshine.”
As the new CAO, Beougher will drive overall company performance by maintaining active communication between various departments, including accounting/finance, IT, procurement, development, construction and operations. She will also oversee all compliance and legal matters, in addition to leading the development, implementation and execution of the organizational strategic plan.
Beougher joined Ruby Slipper in 2018 as the Restaurant Group’s first Chief Financial Officer where her passion for fostering quality business growth and a positive culture across the company prospered. Prior to that, Beougher spent more than a decade at Bloomin’ Brands – the parent company of Outback Steakhouse. Her roles within the company’s accounting, project management and finance departments prepared her to step up as the Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis.
Ruby Slipper tapped Collins as its Executive Director of Marketing where she will oversee marketing, communications, business development, social media, advertising and brand management.
Boasting over 20 years of combined marketing, communications, event planning, and business development experience within the hospitality and food industries, Collins dove headfirst into the field upon returning home to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina by working with Chef Paul Prudhomme as a member of the Research and Development team at Magic Seasoning Blends as Director of Business Development. She most recently served as Director of Marketing & Communications at Commander’s Family of Restaurants following a successful tenure as the Marketing Director at Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts – the largest family-owned restaurant group in Louisiana.
The original Ruby Slipper Café opened in New Orleans over 14 years ago and has since expanded with Ruby Slipper and Ruby Sunshine locations across Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.