Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Darden Restaurants, Inc.

Matt Broad joined Darden in 2015 with 30 years of extensive experience in business and corporate law. He was previously a consultant with Axiom and General Counsel for OfficeMax. Darden promotes diversity and inclusion through its outreach efforts, including the Darden Restaurants Point Scholarship, which provides financial assistance and leadership training to LGBT merit students.  

Read about Darden's 2015 LCLD Learning Experience here. 

Joined LCLD 2009  

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Hosted Learning Experience (2015)
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2014)
Fellows Nomination:
2022: Timothy Haughee; 2021: ThuyVu Ward, Clintina Watts; 2020: Bona Kim, Tracey Grinestaff; 2019: Lyndon Carter, Nicole Adolphus; 2017: Lisa Elliott, Jill Easton; 2016: Tonya Wilkes Moore; 2015: Sandra Carbone; 2014: Dawn Renee Rodda; 2013: Bruce Brown, Seth N. Rivera

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders Nomination:
2022: Chenicqua Williams

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2022: Daphna Jimenez; 2015: Marlana J. Kulig; 2014: Kerece A. Grant; 2013: Kayla Barnett; 2012: Andrew Manie

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020

Annual Meeting (2014) 

Member: Matt Broad

Diversity Professional: Claudia Baker

Communications:  Ron DeFeo