Brinker Leadership Bios

Scarlett May

Scarlett May is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Brinker International, Inc. In this role, she oversees the company’s legal affairs including government relations, risk management, corporate security, licensing, contracts and compliance.

Prior to joining Brinker in 2014, Scarlett held a similar leadership position with Ruby Tuesday, Inc. for 10 years. During her tenure, she was responsible for risk mitigation strategies to protect corporate capital and profitability and negotiating and closing transactions involving debt and equity, credit, franchising and real estate. Prior to that, Scarlett practiced law in Knoxville, Tennessee with Kramer, Rayson, Leake, Rodgers & Morgan, which was focused on employment law and general litigation. Scarlett also served as a Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable James H. Jarvis, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Knoxville and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Scarlett holds a graduate degree in law from the University of Tennessee and is an active member of Society for Corporate Governance where she serves as the assistant secretary.

A Tennessee native, Scarlett and her family now reside in Texas. Outside of work, Scarlett enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children as well as hiking, biking, swimming and gardening. 

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