Cheryl Henry Takes on CEO Role at Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc. has announced that Cheryl Henry, currently president and COO, will assume the role of president and CEO effective August 10. Henry replaces Michael P. O’Donnell who will assume the role of executive chairman. Henry was also appointed to the board of directors.
Henry joined the company in June 2007, and over the past 11 years has been responsible for nearly every aspect of the company’s day-to-day field operations including culinary, beverage, brand marketing, real estate development, human resources and information technology.
O’Donnell said, "Cheryl’s appointment as CEO is the culmination of a multi-year succession planning process. Her experience and success managing virtually all aspects of our business over the last decade uniquely qualifies her for the position. We are highly confident that her proven leadership abilities, combined with a world class team and strong business foundation, will continue to create long term value for all our stakeholders."
Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc. operates restaurants under the Ruth's Chris Steak House banner. The brand was founded by Ruth Fertel 50 years ago in New Orleans.