Del Frisco’s makes key promotions

Company names new heads of human resources and development

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Inc. has promoted two executives to new positions in human resources and development, the company said Tuesday.

The Southlake, Texas-based parent to Del Frisco’s Steak House, Del Frisco’s Grille and Sullivan’s Steakhouse named April Scopa as chief people officer and William Martens III as chief development officer.

“April and Bill's deep knowledge of our company and brands coupled with their experience and positive contributions over the years make them the ideal candidates to lead our human resources and development,” said Norman Abdallah, who succeeded Mark Mednansky as Del Frisco’s CEO earlier in November.

Scopa had served as Del Frisco’s vice president of people and education since June 2011. Prior to joining Del Frisco’s, Scopa worked with Landmark Leisure Group and with The Capital Grille, the upscale steakhouse division of Darden Restaurants Inc. She also worked in training and operations for C.A. Muer Corp. and LongHorn Steakhouse.

William Martens had served as Del Frisco’s vice president of development and construction since 2011. Previously, he had served as vice president of portfolio management at Hudson Americas LLC and in various leadership roles at Yum! Brands Inc.

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group has 53 restaurants across 24 states and Washington, D.C.

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Photos courtesy of Del Frisco's Restaurant Group

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