With a focus to expand its corporate communications and strategic marketing efforts, SPB Hospitality has internally promoted Ryan Russell as its new Director of Communications and Cause Marketing. SPB Hospitality, the industry-leading operator and franchisor of steakhouses, pizza and craft brew, operates 16 concepts under one umbrella, including J. Alexander’s and Logan’s Roadhouse. Russell is a seasoned operations professional who has held multiple leadership roles at SPB Hospitality, bringing him over 10 years of experience in hospitality management.
“It’s such an honor to have the opportunity to lead SPB Hospitality under a new role,” said Russell. “My team has always challenged me to pursue new opportunities, and I’m looking forward to continuing working with a group of committed and talented individuals. I’m thrilled for what’s to come!”
As Director of Communications and Cause Marketing, Russell is responsible for overseeing all corporate communications, public relations, cause marketing, guest relations, a corporate call center, and The SPB Foundation. The SPB Foundation is dedicated to helping team members in times of need and supporting the communities in which SPB restaurants operate.
Throughout his career, Russell has held various positions in operations, including Event Operations Manager, Sales Director for Aramark, and leadership positions for restaurant and hotel marketing. Russell will be bringing these roles, he gained extensive experience in managing teams, engaging local communities, overseeing budgets, and implementing strategies to drive business success.
A graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, Russell is recognized for his deep understanding of operations and passion for community service. With his strong leadership skills and commitment to social responsibility, he is an essential asset to SPB Hospitality.
To learn more about SPB Hospitality’s brands and locations, visit www.spbhospitality.com.
SPB Hospitality is a leading operator and franchisor of full-service dining restaurants, spanning a national footprint of hundreds of restaurants and breweries in 35 states and the District of Columbia. The Company’s diverse portfolio of restaurant brands includes Logan’s Roadhouse, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, and a collection of high-end restaurant brands including J. Alexander’s, Merus Grill, Redlands Grill and Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill. SPB Hospitality is also one of the largest operators of craft brewery restaurants including Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, ChopHouse & Brewery, Big River Grille & Brewing Works, AIA Ale Works Restaurant & Taproom, Ragtime Tavern Seafood & Grill and Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery.