Roger F. Thomson is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary for Brinker International. In this role, he oversees all legal affairs including Government Relations, Corporate Security, Licensing, Contracts, Compliance and Property Management. Roger also holds responsibility for all oversight of the company’s purchasing.
Roger began his career with Brinker in 1993 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Since then, he’s held numerous positions within the company, including Director and Executive Vice President in addition to his current role.
Prior to joining Brinker, Roger served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary as well as Director for Burger King Corporation. Before his tenure with Burger King, he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of S&A Restaurant Corporation.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Miami University in Ohio and received his juris doctorate from Southern Methodist University. Roger is actively involved in community organizations, such as The Task Force and LAMBDA Legal.
A self-proclaimed old-timer himself, Roger’s favorite menu item at Chili’s is, naturally, the Oldtimer. If you can’t find him in his office or working with his community organizations, try looking for him in his backyard–where he guards his pool–or watching his favorite movie, “Up.”