Texas HR Leader Joins Partners In Leadership

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Brinker’s Former Chief People Officer, Tony Bridwell, Now a Partner at Global Consulting Firm

Tony Bridwell, Partner and Practice Leader for Partners In Leadership

Tony Bridwell, Partner and Practice Leader

I’m pleased to return to Partners In Leadership and am looking forward to creating cultures of accountability with clients across the world.

Partners In Leadership, an international leadership, culture, and management consulting firm, announced that, effective immediately, Tony Bridwell has joined the company as a partner and hospitality practice leader for the company. Bridwell most recently served as the chief people officer of Brinker International after joining that company in 2013.

“Tony brings a wealth of experience to Partners In Leadership,” said Gordon Treadway, CEO and president of Partners In Leadership. “Over the years, Tony has served Partners In Leadership and Brinker from both sides of that relationship with absolute professionalism and respect. Tony’s talent and passion for leadership development, culture, and his genuine care for people is a rare blend. We’re beyond excited to have him back.”

Bridwell began working with Brinker in 2009 as a consultant representing Partners In Leadership. Beginning in 2009, the parent company of Chili’s and Maggiano’s restaurants was facing a tough economy. Under Bridwell’s leadership and using the Partners In Leadership approach, Brinker reversed poor engagement, low retention, and high costs and ultimately transformed its culture into a powerhouse resource, delivering high stock prices, best-in-industry employee engagement, and high guest satisfaction levels. Based on this success and demand for his deeper involvement, Bridwell joined Brinker in 2013 and soon transitioned into a key member of their executive leadership as chief people officer in 2014.

“Leaving Partners In Leadership for Brinker was bittersweet, to say the least,” said Bridwell. “However, the opportunity to be involved from the inside in changing such a large company using culture—and to positively impact the lives of so many people that worked for it—turned out to be a move that really helped me grow personally and professionally.”

Earlier this year, Bridwell was named as the 2015 Human Resource Executive of the Year by DallasHR, the local affiliate for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for exemplifying the strategic role of HR and serving as an outstanding leader to the HR community.

“Working at Brinker was both amazing and humbling,” continued Bridwell. “Working with some of the hospitality industry’s top leaders, professionals, and team members was one of the best experiences of my life—and I am confident that Brinker has the culture, leadership, and tools in place to continue to be one of the most successful restaurant organizations in the world. Now, I’m pleased to return to Partners In Leadership and am looking forward to creating cultures of accountability with clients across the world.”

To learn more about Partners In Leadership or Tony Bridwell, visit the company’s website at http://www.partnersinleadership.com.

About Partners In Leadership

Partners In Leadership® is the world’s premier provider of Accountability Training® and Culture Change Training and Consulting Services. PIL has enabled thousands of companies and millions of people in more than 100 countries worldwide to achieve dramatic results: billions of dollars in improved shareholder wealth and hundreds of thousands of jobs saved—resulting in some of the highest praised and best places to work in the world.

For further information on Partners In Leadership, visit http://www.partnersinleadership.com or call 800-504- 6070. For press inquiries, contact Michael Marti at michael.marti(at)ozprinciple.com or 951.294.9010 x195.

Partners In Leadership and Accountability Training are registered trademarks of Partners In Leadership. All other registered trademarks and trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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