Steve Brigandi, corporate counsel and director of government relations for Jack in the Box Inc., has been named chairman of the National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR), a national trade association representing over 40 of the nation’s largest multi-unit, multi-state chain restaurant companies.

As chairman, Brigandi will oversee legislation-related activities

for the chain restaurant industry, lead the NCCR’s executive meetings,

serve on the board of the National Retail Federation, and coordinate

industry actions with the leaders of other restaurant industry trade


Brigandi, who directs government relations and community affairs

activities for

Jack in the Box Inc., has been a member of NCCR for more than four

years. He served as vice chair before being appointed chairman in

November. Brigandi will hold the chairman position through October 2006.

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