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's history of inclusive practices began with oppoing segregation in the 1930s. More recently, the company won the Corporate Salute Award for Embracing Gender Diversity and was named a top company for supplier diversity. Darden also promotes diversity and inclusion through its outreach efforts, including the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the Darden Restaurants Point Scholarship, which provides financial assistance and leadership training to LGBT merit students.  

Joined LCLD 2009  

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Hosted Learning Experience (2015)
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2014)
Fellows nominated:
2017: Lisa Elliott, Jill Easton; 2016: Tonya Wilkes Moore; 2015: Sandra Carbone; 2014: Dawn Renee Rodda; 2013: Bruce Brown, Seth N. Rivera

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

Annual Meeting (2014) 

Member: Matt Broad

Diversity Professional: Claudia Baker

Communications: Kristin KelleyRon DeFeo