Darden Restaurants, the owner of the Olive Garden and LongHorn concepts as well as a number of others, has a brand new board of directors, but veteran local restaurant executive Greg Burns is not a member of the club. Burns had been nominated by Darden as part of a proposal to limit the board influence of activist investor Starboard Value, but investors have chosen to completely replace the sitting board with a slate of Starboard nominees. Among the latter is Tractor Supply Chairman Cynthia Jamison.
Brookdale Senior Living has put a bow on its acquisition of rival Emeritus, a nearly $3 billion deal that creates a company with more than 1,100 properties in 46 states. As part of the purchase, Emeritus President and CEO Granger Cobb, pictured here, has joined the board of Brentwood-based Brookdale.
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