Portillo’s announces the appointment of Paulette Dodson to the Board of Directors
Seasoned legal executive to provide strategic advice on the concept of a fast and casual restaurant.
CHICAGO, December 23, 2021 – Portillo’s (NASDAQ: PTLO), the fast-casual dining concept known for its unrivaled street food menu in Chicago, today announced the appointment of Paulette Dodson, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Alight Solutions, to the Board administration of Portillo, with immediate effect.
“Paulette is a talented strategic leader and legal minded person who brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for our iconic brand,” said Mike Miles, Chairman of the Board of Portillo. “We are very pleased to welcome him to the Portillo Board of Directors.”
Ms. Dodson is a seasoned legal executive who has spent over 30 years as a trusted advisor to CEOs and boards of Fortune 500 companies and large private companies. She is currently an active member of three other Illinois-based organizations: Better Government Association, United Way of Metro Chicago, and Mather Lifeways. Currently, Ms. Dodson is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Alight – a leading cloud provider of integrated digital human capital and enterprise solutions – where she provides strategic advice and legal expertise on issues related to board governance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate compliance. . Previously, Ms. Dodson was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for U.S. pet supplier PetSmart and Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, among others, for packaged bakery company Sara Lee. Corporation. Ms. Dodson received her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Legal Studies from City College of New York and a Juris Doctorate from Cornell University.
“I look forward to working with Portillo management and other members of the Board of Directors to support the continued growth of Portillo’s, a beloved icon of family, greatness, energy and fun. Said Paulette Dodson.
In 1963, Dick Portillo invested $ 1,100 in a small trailer to open Portillo’s first hot dog stand in Villa Park, Ill., Which he called “The Dog House.” Years later, Portillo’s grew to include restaurants in nearly 70 locations in nine states. Portillo’s is best known for its Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, grilled burgers, fresh salads, and famous chocolate cake. Portillo’s Home Kitchen is the company’s fast growing restaurant business. Portillo’s also ships food to all 50 states through its website.
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