Kelli Valade Leaves Chili’s
Kelli Valade is stepping down from her job as president of Chili’s Grill & Bar.
She will join TDn2K, parent company of People Report, Black Box Intelligence and White Box Social Intelligence, as president and CEO. In the interim, Wyman Roberts will once again step in as president of Chili’s.
Prior to Valade, Roberts served as president of Chili’s for more than seven years. His extensive experience running both the Maggiano’s and Chili’s brands coupled with the strong leadership team in place at Chili’s ensures the brand will continue to deliver notable results.
“I’m not sure I can find the words to express how extremely proud I am of Kelli and all that she’s accomplished,” said Wyman Roberts, president and CEO of Brinker International, Inc. “I’ve seen firsthand the impact she’s made at Brinker and Chili’s and now she will help impact the entire industry.”
In her 22 years with Brinker, Valade’s leadership helped shift the culture, initiate the Women Take the Lead program and impact positive results for Chili’s.