Del Frisco's Names Tom Pennison CFO

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group appointed Tom Pennison as chief financial officer, the company said Monday.

Pennison most recently was chief financial officer of iSeatz Inc., a software company. Prior to that, he spent 12 years at Ruth's Chris Steak House Inc. as a director of finance and later senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Mark S. Mednansky, Del Frisco's chief executive officer, said in a statement that Pennison's "passion for the industry, proven record of success and ability to lead teams through periods of growth and expansion makes him an ideal fit for Del Frisco's Restaurant Group."

South Lake, Texas-based Del Frisco's operates 30 restaurants, including the Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, Del Frisco's Grille and Sullivan's Steak House concepts.

The company debuted the Del Frisco's Grille earlier this year in New York City and plans to open a second in Dallas' Uptown neighborhood.

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