Both executives are long timers promoted from within. /Photographs courtesy of Cotton Patch Cafe.
Cotton Patch Café is moving some long-time executives up in the C-suite.
The Dallas-based casual dining chain on Tuesday announced the appointment of Stephanie Callihan as chief financial officer.
In addition, the chain promoted Todd McEvoy to the role of chief operations officer. Both will report directly to CEO Mazen Albatarseh.
“We are fortunate to have two team members who have dedicated a considerable portion of their outstanding careers to the growth and success of our brand,” Albatarseh said in a statement. “Their institutional knowledge and dedication to Cotton Patch Café are invaluable to our organization as we continue to expand our presence throughout Texas.”
Callihan has been with Cotton Patch for nearly a decade, most recently as chief administrative officer. She worked previously at GoDaddy, and got her start in the financial division of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and then-sister-brand Pei Wei Asian Diner.
McEvoy has been with Cotton Patch for 25 years, starting in 1997 as an assistant manager, giving him an in-depth understanding of local store operations. He moved through the ranks as area director and later as director of brand standards. Most recently he was vice president of operations before being promoted to COO.
Founded in 1989, Cotton Patch has 49 units across Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
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