McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSSR) is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors. Christine Deputy, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Dunkin’ Brands and Eric Bauer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Gap Brand North America joined the McCormick and Schmick’s Board on November 1, 2010.
Doug Schmick, Chairman of McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants said, “We made a conscious decision to broaden the skill set of the McCormick and Schmick’s board to include expanded capability in both human capital and marketing and brand management/development areas. Christine and Eric both possess the skills and capabilities to support our CEO Bill Freeman and our talented management team as we continue our efforts to increase the relevance of our brand to our existing loyal guests, and to improve the attraction of our restaurants to a more comprehensive audience. We welcome both Christine and Eric to our team, and we are highly privileged and excited that both of them have agreed to join our board.”
“On behalf of the McCormick and Schmick’s board and our shareholders, I want to thank David Pittaway and Jeff Klein for their service to our company,” Schmick added. “David and Jeff have relinquished their positions as board members of McCormick and Schmick’s to permit the addition of these new members, as we have moved to diversify the skills of our board members in these challenging times. I personally want to thank both David and Jeff for their outstanding contributions to the McCormick and Schmick’s family during their years of service.”