Drew Madsen President and COO, Darden Restaurants Inc.

Drew Madsen has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Darden Restaurants, and a member of Darden’s Board of Directors, since November 2004. He oversees restaurant operations, marketing, culinary, beverage and human resources for approximately 170,000 employees and more than 1,800 Red Lobster, Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants in North America which deliver $7.0 billion in annual sales. Drew is also responsible for purchasing, distribution, real estate, and restaurant design and construction across all Darden brands.