Mr. Taylor resumed his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Company in August 2011, a position he previously served between May 2000 and October 2004. Kent is the founder of Texas Roadhouse and was named Chairman of the Company and Board in October 2004. Before his founding of our concept, he founded and co-owned Buckhead Bar and Grill in Louisville, Kentucky. He has over 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry.
Mr. Colosi was appointed President of the Company on August 2011. Previously, he served as our Chief Financial Officer since September 2002. From 1992 until September 2002, Scott was employed by YUM! Brands, Inc., owner of the KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell brands. During this time, he served in various financial positions and, immediately prior to joining us, was Director of Investor Relations. He has over 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry.
Ms. Catlett joined Texas Roadhouse in 2005 as an attorney, most recently serving the Company as Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Celia, who has more than 12 years of legal experience, is also a member of the company's executive team. She graduated magna cum laude, with honors, from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, and she earned a juris doctor degree from Vanderbilt University. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Mr. Jacobsen was appointed Chief Marketing Officer in February 2016. He joined Texas Roadhouse in January 2003 and has served as Vice President of Marketing since 2011. Prior to joining us, Chris was employed by Papa John's International and Waffle House, Inc. where he held various senior level marketing positions. He has over 20 years of restaurant industry experience.