Board of Directors

W. Kent Taylor, CEO, Chairman of the Company and Board

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 35 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

James R. Zarley

Mr. Zarley is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Conversant, Inc. (formerly ValueClick, Inc.), a single-source provider of media, technology and services across major interactive marketing channels. From 1999 until his retirement in March 2013, Mr. Zarley held numerous positions with ValueClick, Inc. including serving as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Before joining ValueClick, Inc., from April 1987 to December 1996, Mr. Zarley was Chief Executive Officer of Quantech Investments, an information services company. From December 1996 to May 1998, Mr. Zarley was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Best Internet until its merger with Hiway Technologies, a Web hosting company, in May 1998. From May 1998 to January 1999, Mr. Zarley was the Chief Operating Officer of Hiway Technologies until its merger with Internet service provider, Verio, Inc.

Member of the Audit Committee

Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee

Member of the Compensation Committee

Gregory N. Moore

Mr. Moore served as the Senior Vice President and Controller of Yum! Brands, Inc. through April 2005. Prior to becoming Yum's Controller, Mr. Moore was the Vice President and General Auditor of Yum. Before that, he was with PepsiCo, Inc. and held the position of Vice President, Controller of Taco Bell and Controller of PepsiCo Wines & Spirits International, a division of PepsiCola International. Before joining PepsiCo, he was an Audit Manager with Arthur Young & Company in its New York City and Stamford, Connecticut offices. Mr. Moore is a CPA in the States of New York and California.

Chair of the Audit Committee

Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee

Member of the Compensation Committee

Kathleen M. Widmer

Kathy Widmer is Company Group Chairman for Consumer North America, which has provided health and wellness solutions to consumers for more than 125 years through well-known and trusted brands, including NEUTROGENA, LISTERINE, TYLENOL, AVEENO, ZYRTEC, JOHNSON’S, BAND-AID, OGX, and ZARBEE’S NATURALS.

A recognized Credo-based leader, Kathy brings more than 30 years of holistic business management and marketing leadership, and is known for building agile teams and accelerating breakthrough capabilities. Kathy began her corporate career in the Consumer division at Johnson & Johnson where she advanced through many roles in Supply Chain and Marketing, eventually leading Marketing for the US Self Care business.  She spent five years with Elizabeth Arden, where she was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for global marketing strategy, development and execution. She then returned to Johnson & Johnson as President of the US Self Care division.

Kathy graduated from the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and served in the US Army as a Captain and Field Artillery Battery Commander. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University.

Kathy is a Board Director for Texas Roadhouse, a publicly traded casual dining restaurant chain. She is also an Executive Board Director for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA).

Kathy is passionate about the health and wellbeing of military veterans and their families. In 2017, she joined the Board of Directors for Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization focused on health and wellbeing of Post 9/11 veterans and their families, and was appointed Vice Chairman in 2018. She serves as Co-Chair for Johnson & Johnson’s Veterans Leadership Council which seeks to make Johnson & Johnson best in class in supporting military service members, veterans and their families.

Kathy resides in Yardley Pennsylvania with her husband and West Point classmate, Bob. She has three grown daughters, Megan, Jessica and Victoria, who all work and reside in New York City.

Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee

Member of the Compensation Committee

Curtis Warfield

Mr. Warfield, 51, is a certified public accountant and is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Windham Advisors LLC, a management and strategic advisory firm that offers innovative business solutions for companies in the healthcare, BPO (business process outsourcing) and insurance industries. He served as part of the senior leadership team of Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) one of the nation’s largest health insurers with over $100 billion in revenues from 2017 to 2019. As a senior executive at HCA, the largest healthcare provider in the country, from 1997 to 2016 he served in a variety of roles. He began as the Chief Financial Officer of the Columbia Healthcare Network with a majority of his tenure serving as the Chief Executive Officer of NPAS, a healthcare services company. Mr. Warfield has served as a director since August 2018.

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