Michael P. O'Donnell is currently President & CEO of Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc., where he is responsible for the overall strategic and operational direction of the company. O'Donnell has previously served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Champps Entertainment, Inc. and as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Sbarro, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. O'Donnell held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of New Business at Outback Steakhouse, Inc. In addition to the board of Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc., he also serves on the boards of Cosi, Inc., Sbarro, Inc. and Logan's Roadhouse, Inc.
Arne Haak joined Ruth's Hospitality in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Arne directs and provides hands-on leadership in the areas of finance, accounting, planning and analysis, investor relations, supply chain, information technology, and legal and compliance matters. Arne has over 20 years of senior level finance and planning experience, most recently serving as the Chief Financial Officer of AirTran Airways, which was acquired by Southwest Airlines in 2011. Arne has earned his B.S. degree from the Pennsylvania State University and his MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park. He and his wife have three children.
Cheryl Henry, President & Chief Operating Officer, joined Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. in June of 2007. Reporting to the President and CEO, she is responsible for leading the company's brand strategy and marketing divisions. In addition, she oversees the research, development and implementation of new business lines for the company. Cheryl has more than 15 years of senior level management experience, and prior to joining the Ruth's Hospitality Group team, was the Chief of Staff for the Mayor of Orlando. Cheryl received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts and her Master of Business Administration from the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College.
Mr. Toomy brings more than thirty years of operations experience and successful leadership to Ruth's Hospitality Group. He started his career serving as a General Manager for Steak & Ale, Corporation, and shortly thereafter, joined two former Steak & Ale executives to grow the now nationwide Houston's restaurant brand. He has acquired a unique mix of owner, operator, and franchisee experience. Kevin has also been a Joint Venture Partner for the well respected Roy's and Outback Steakhouse brands and, prior to joining the Company, served most recently as Owner and President of the award winning Goldcoast Seafood Grill in South Florida. He joined the Company as Vice President of Special Projects in September 2008.