Coming Up On This Week's Show

September 4/5 – Wyman Roberts, Brinker International & Rosa Navejar, The Rios Group

Our Guests for the September 4th/5th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show:

Wyman Roberts, CEO, Brinker International & President, Chili’s Grill & Bar

Rosa Navejar, CEO, The Rios Group

Join us every Friday afternoon at 3:00 and Saturday at 2:00 on 770 KAAM (KAAMRadio.com)

Wyman Roberts, CEO, Brinker International & President, Chili’s Grill & Bar

WymanRoberts_HIGH+RESWyman T. Roberts currently serves as CEO and President of Brinker International, Inc., which owns or franchises more than 1,600 restaurants around the globe on behalf of the company’s Chili’s® Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy® brands. He also serves as President of Chili’s.

Wyman joined Brinker in August 2005 as Senior Vice President and Maggiano’s President. In March 2009, he added Brinker Chief Marketing Officer (for Chili’s, Maggiano’s and On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina) to his responsibilities. In November 2009, he was promoted to President of the Chili’s brand. Wyman assumed the responsibilities of CEO and President of Brinker in January 2013.

Prior to joining Brinker, Wyman served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for NBC’s Universal Parks & Resorts and is also a 17-year veteran of Darden Restaurants, Inc., where he held numerous senior level positions, most recently Executive Vice President of Marketing for the Red Lobster brand.

Brinker.com

Brinker+-+Hi+ResChilis.com 

Chilis_PepperS_LogoMaggianos.com

MLI_Blade-CLIP_IMAGE+GALLERY


Rosa Navejar, CEO, The Rios Group

Navejar, Rosa - Headshot 2013-2With a mind for business and a heart for service, Rosa Navejar builds upon her 37 years of operations and management experience to lead The Rios Group, Inc., an M/WBE (Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise) certified subsurface utility engineering and utility coordination firm based on Fort Worth. Founded in 2012, The Rios Group offers client-focused services across various markets including transportation, aviation, rail, water, electric transmission, and site development.

After 23 years of client service in the financial industry, Rosa’s operations and business acumen allowed her to make history as the first female to lead the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2001 as President and CEO. Under her leadership, the FHWCC optimized its internal business practices and set procurement policies for utilization of M/WBE businesses.

In 2013, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood appointed Rosa to serve on the National Freight Advisory Committee.

Rios-Group.com

Fort Worth: (817) 345-7500     Dallas: (214) 333-0922

Houston: (281) 419-2453         Austin: (512) 719-9933

the-rios-group

August 28/29 – Robert Davis, Rent-A-Center and W. Stephen Love, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council

Our Guests for the August 28th/29th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show:

Robert Davis, CEO, Rent-A-Center

W. Stephen Love, CEO, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council

Join us every Friday afternoon at 3:00 and Saturday at 2:00 on 770 KAAM (KAAMRadio.com)

Right click to download | Subscribe to the PlayMakers Talk Show Podcast

Robert Davis, CEO, Rent-A-Center

RobertDavis_2014_approved_LinkedIn_200x200In 1993, armed with a freshly earned Bachelor’s in accounting from SMU, Garland native Robert Davis accepted an entry-level position in the payroll department of a small company called Renters Choice.

In those first few years, a series of acquisitions put the company on the map, and Renters Choice eventually purchased industry leader Rent-A-Center, adopting its better-known name.

Robert became chief executive officer in 2014, more than two decades after he answered a newspaper ad at a company with $53 million in annual revenue. Rent-A-Center’s annual revenues are now in excess of $3 billion.

RentACenter.com

RACLogo_Round_US


W. Stephen Love, CEO, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council

SteveLoveW. Stephen Love is the President and CEO of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC), a North Texas trade association promoting collaboration, cooperation and advocacy on behalf of its 88 member hospitals.

For more than 45 years, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council has partnered with North Texas hospitals to promote patient safety, quality healthcare and coordination in the delivery of healthcare within North Texas.

W. Stephen Love has worked in healthcare management for more than 40 years and was formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a Fortune 500 healthcare company that owned more than 50 hospitals and managed approximately 200 facilities in the U.S.

DFWHC.org

Phone: (972) 719-4900

LOGOgreen2015-08-25 10.51.35Host, Steve A Klein, W. Stephen Love, Robert Davis