People: Ruby Tuesday Inc (RT)
14 Mar 2014
Mr. James J. Buettgen has been appointed as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Ruby Tuesday Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Buettgen served as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (“Darden”) from June 2011 to November 2012 and as Senior Vice President, New Business Development of Darden from May 2007 to June 2011. Additionally, Mr. Buettgen served as President of Darden’s former Smokey Bones Barbeque & Grill concept from November 2004 to May 2007. Prior to his tenure at Darden, among other positions, Mr. Buettgen served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand Development for Brinker International, Inc.; Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Disneyland Resorts, a division of the Walt Disney Company; Senior Vice President of Marketing for Hollywood Entertainment Group; and held various marketing positions with General Mills, Inc. Mr. Buettgen has a M.B.A. in Marketing Management from the University of California at Los Angeles and a B.S. in Finance from Miami University.
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