SPB Hospitality promoted Chef Ian Dodson to senior vice president of culinary and beverage for the multiconcept operator. The multiconcept operator also promoted Lisa Lee to senior vice president of marketing.
Dodson now oversees “culinary and beverage excellence at all SPB concepts.” During his career with the company, Dodson has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility including kitchen coach, head coach, regional director, and, most recently, vice president of culinary operations. Dodson has spent the past 29 years with J. Alexander’s, which is one of the 16 concepts owned by SPB Hospitality.
Lee has led the marketing efforts for all SPB brands as vice president of marketing since October 2021. In her newly expanded role, she will add guest experience, sales center and group sales to her areas of responsibility.