Ignite Restaurant Group Appoints Fritzi Woods to Board of Directors


Ignite Restaurant Group Appoints Fritzi Woods to Board of Directors

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ignite Restaurant Group (NAS: IRG) , today announced the appointment of Fritzi Woods to its Board of Directors. Ms. Woods brings more than 20 years of public and private board and governance experience and has held numerous executive leadership positions with a focus on corporate strategy, operations, marketing and corporate governance.

"We are very pleased to have the opportunity to add a talented leader like Fritzi to the Ignite Board of Directors," commented Ray Blanchette, Chief Executive Officer of Ignite Restaurant Group. "Her foodservice industry experience, through both Women's Foodservice Forum and PrimeSource Foodservice Equipment, Inc., as well as her experience leading organizations through new market development and mergers and acquisitions will be valuable to our organization as we continue to grow Ignite's portfolio of brands."

Ms. Woods currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF), a corporate leadership development association dedicated to creating and implementing gender-diverse leadership strategies for mid and senior level executives in some of the world's largest foodservice companies. She previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of PrimeSource Foodservice Equipment, Inc., where she accelerated the company's growth and diversified its customer base, re-structured the business model and established a new internal/external value chain to achieve record profitability within four years. Ms. Woods has also served in multiple senior executive roles at The Dallas Morning News, Semi-Conductor Manufacturing Division of Motorola, the State of Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission and the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau.

About Ignite Restaurant Group

Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. owns and operates 131 Joe's Crab Shacks and 15 Brick House Tavern + Taps. Each brand offers a variety of high-quality, chef-inspired food and beverages in a distinctive, casual, high-energy atmosphere. Joe's Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap operate in a diverse set of markets across the United States.

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