"We continue to attract exceptional talent to the Arby's organization," said Doug Benham, President and CEO of Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. "Nils shares our excitement for the brand, and brings with him vast experience, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and SEC representation."
"I am proud to join such a strong and forward thinking management team," said Okeson. "It's a vibrant company, and I look forward to helping it continue to grow. I'm particularly excited about working in the dynamic restaurant industry."
Okeson was recently recognized as a "2005 Georgia Rising Star" by Atlanta Magazine and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. Okeson received his B.A. degree in 1987, and J.D. degree in 1990 from the University of Virginia.