President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairwoman
Ms. Henry is President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Chairwoman of the Board. Ms. Henry has served as our Chief Executive Officer since August 10, 2018 and was appointed to the Board of Directors as of that date. Prior to that she was President and Chief Operating Officer from July 2016 to August 2018. Ms. Henry served as Senior Vice President and Chief Branding Officer from August 2011 to July 2016 and from June 2007 to August 2011 served in various roles with the Company, including as Chief Business Development Officer. Prior to joining the Ruth’s Hospitality Group team, she was the Chief of Staff for the Mayor of Orlando. Ms. Henry has served on the Board of Trustees of the Culinary Institute of America since December 2017 and on the Board of Governors of the Center for Creative Leadership since June 2017.
Chief Financial Officer
Kristy Chipman is a well-rounded finance leader with over 25 years of experience in best-in-class consumer and publicly-traded restaurant companies. Previously, Ms. Chipman served as Chief Financial Officer for Orangetheory Fitness, where she led the finance and accounting team of the high-growth global fitness franchise with over 1,300 studios located throughout the US and internationally. Before joining Orangetheory, she was the Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Domino’s Pizza, Inc., where she developed a three-year roadmap for the finance team as well as successfully redesigned the Company’s international finance structure. Prior to Domino’s, she held various finance leadership positions at McDonald’s Corporation, most recently as a Senior Director, Corporate Controller Group. During her tenure, she was responsible for developing plan targets for income, capital and G&A, and providing analysis to top management on business strategies. Ms. Chipman received her B.A. degree in Accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL, and her M.B.A. (with focused coursework in Marketing and Finance) from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the state of Illinois.
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. Mirdamadi has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer since October 2018. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Services Officer from June 2017 until October 2018. She joined Ruth’s Hospitality Group in June 2012 as Chief Information Officer. Prior to that she held various Operations and IT leadership positions at Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ: DENN) from 2000 until 2012, including Vice President, Operations Services and Chief Information Officer.
Marcy Norwood Lynch
Senior Vice President, Executive Counsel
Ms. Lynch has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since December 2020 and was Interim General Counsel from September 2020 until December 2020. Prior to that, she was at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP for 23 years, from 1997 until 2020, where she served as a litigator and strategic advisor to prominent clients on a wide range of issues related to antitrust, employment law, securities law, and general commercial litigation. From 1995 to 1997, she was an Associate at Hertz, Schram & Saretsky P.C. From 1994 until 1995, she was in-house counsel at Prudential Securities Incorporated.
Chief People Officer
Mr. Hyatt has served as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer since June 2019. Prior to that, he was Managing Director, Colorado Campus at the Center for Creative Leadership from 2016 to 2019. From 2010 until 2016, Mr. Hyatt was President of ON, Inc., a consulting firm focused on leadership development and organizational culture. Mr. Hyatt also held various positions from 1998 to 2010, including as President at Corvirtus, an HR consultancy focused on hiring, development and retention through assessments, performance development tools and Team Member experience surveys. From 1994 to 1998, he was in consulting roles with National Computer Systems and from 1990 to 1994 he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.