Tony Bridwell - Board Member
Chief People Person – Ryan, LLC
Tony Bridwell is a Partner and Practice Leader for Partners In Leadership with nearly three decades of executive leadership experience. Most recently serving as the Chief People Officer of Brinker International (the parent company of Chili’s and Maggiano’s restaurants), Tony is a highly recognized thought leader in corporate culture, L&D, and human resources, being named 2015 HR Executive of the Year by DallasHR (the local affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management) and also receiving the 2015 Strategic Leadership Award from Strategic Excellence HR.
Tony has been a facilitator and featured speaker for audiences of several thousand people. Organizations from North America, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Italy, Belgium, Egypt, China, Thailand, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico have sought his high energy and captivating style. Aside from presenting and facilitating summits and keynotes for organizations, he has been the featured speaker for multiple conferences and associations, including the CHRO Exchange, Dallas HR (SHRM), the HRSouthwest Conference, ATD San Diego, and the California Restaurant Association.
Tony also authored the books, The Difference Maker (August 2013) and The Kingmaker (June 2016).