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Bernard Lanigan, Jr.
Director since 2001

Mr. Lanigan founded and has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Southeast Asset Advisors, Inc., a registered investment advisor and wealth management company, since 1991. Also, Mr. Lanigan founded and has served as Chairman of Lanigan & Associates, P.C., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, since 1974. Mr. Lanigan previously served on the board of directors of Texas Industries, Inc., and currently serves on the board of directors of Lykes Brothers, Inc., a private corporation, as well as non-public companies and endowments and private foundations.

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Management, leadership and strategy – More than 40 years of leadership experience through founding, establishment, and management of companies that provide investment and advisor services, accounting, tax, financial and strategy consulting services. Served on numerous boards and currently serves on another public company board.
  • Financial expertise – Certified public accountant for 40 years and has over 35 years of experience in tax, accounting, investment advising, valuations, and mergers and acquisitions as both advisor and principal.
  • Marketing and consumer experience – Thorough understanding of the casual dining industry and our customer base, as well as investing in industry companies for many years.
  • Risk assessment and capital management – Extensive knowledge of and experience in accounting, tax, financial markets, lending, financing instruments, capital allocation and investing.