Gregory Lippert '77 Named President & CEO of Willie's Restaurants
August 20, 2019
Gregory R. Lippert, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Willie's Restaurants. Based in Houston, the restaurant group operates Willie's Grill & Icehouse and Fajita Willie's Cafe and Cantina.
A communication major at DePauw, Lippert "brings more than 30 years of experience as CEO, COO and CMO of national and regional restaurant brands to his new position at Willie's," notes an announcement. He is the former CEO of Taco Mac, Quaker Steak & Lube, and Mazzio's Corporation. Earlier in his career, Lippert held brand and marketing positions of increasing responsibility at Fazoli's, the Seven-Up Company, and Procter & Gamble.
"I'm thrilled to join Willie's Restaurants and I'm eager to work with the entire Willie's team to grow the business," Lippert said. "Willie's Restaurants is an iconic brand where we will accelerate the growth of both concepts. I look forward to leveraging my experience to expand these restaurants in the state of Texas."
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