MARYVILLE, TN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 7, 2016--
Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE:RT) today announced the appointment of Tom
Williams to the position of Chief People Officer, effective April 18,
2016. Mr. Williams has more than 30 years of experience in executing and
leading human resources functions in both private and public retail
organizations. In his role as Chief People Officer, he will be
responsible for leading the Human Resources department at Ruby Tuesday.
“Tom not only has significant human resources experience but also a
background in leading store operations and supply chain which has
provided him with a deep understanding of HR opportunities at a
multi-unit operation. He also has helped develop and implement HR
programs and policies designed to attract and retain talent across all
disciplines which we feel will be a great asset to Ruby Tuesday,” said
JJ Buettgen, Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive
Officer. “We are pleased to welcome Tom to the team at Ruby Tuesday and
look forward to the new ideas and fresh perspective he brings to our
Human Resources function.”
Most recently, Mr. Williams held the position of Chief Human Resources
Officer for Jo-Ann Stores, the nation's largest specialty retailer of
fabrics and crafts with over 850 stores in 49 states. He also has
experience leading store operations and supply chain at Jo-Ann Stores.
Prior to that, Mr. Williams worked for Walmart in a variety of Human
Resources, Finance and operational roles.
Mr. Williams stated, “It’s a great feeling to join a team that is
dedicated to cultivating a strong corporate culture, leveraging the
thoughts and ideas of engaged employees, and ensuring a great place to
work. I am excited to join the Ruby Tuesday team and to continue
fostering the positive work environment.”
About Ruby Tuesday, Inc.
Ruby Tuesday, Inc. owns and franchises Ruby Tuesday and Lime Fresh brand
restaurants. As of March 1, 2016, there were 729 Ruby Tuesday
restaurants in 44 states, 13 foreign countries, and Guam, and there were
16 Lime Fresh restaurants in two states. Of those restaurants, we owned
and operated 649 Ruby Tuesday restaurants and franchised 80 Ruby Tuesday
restaurants, comprised of 28 domestic and 52 international restaurants.
We also owned and operated eight Lime Fresh restaurants and franchised
eight Lime Fresh domestic restaurants. Our corporate-owned and operated
restaurants are concentrated primarily in the Southeast, Northeast,
Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest of the United States, which we consider to be
our core markets. For more information about Ruby Tuesday, please visit www.rubytuesday.com.
Ruby Tuesday, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (Symbol: RT).
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Christine Beggan, 203-682-8200