Todd Taylor, Director of Design; Darden Corp.


Todd Taylor

As head of the Design Department for the Darden Corp., Mr. Taylor oversees the direction of Olive Garden, Red Lobster, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52 and The Capital Grille. With more than 1800 restaurants between the six brands, Mr. Taylor is responsible for setting the design direction for new restaurant growth and the renovations of the existing portfolio.


Prior to taking on this challenge at Darden, Mr. Taylor was instrumental in establishing the design direction for companies such as The Ritz-Carlton Club, Walt Disney Imagineering and The Limited Brands. For over twenty-five years, he has been a part of design in the hospitality, retailing, entertainment and food & beverage industries. This involvement has broadened his outlook on design and the collaborative nature of their common elements.


Building on these learning, Mr. Taylor is leading the efforts to establish a number of green initiatives in the areas of energy efficiency, water management and waste management.


About NAEM

The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) empowers corporate leaders to advance environmental stewardship, create safe and healthy workplaces, and promote global sustainability. As the largest professional community for EHS and sustainability decision-makers, we provide peer-led educational conferences and an active network for sharing solutions to today's corporate EHS and sustainability management challenges. Visit NAEM online at www.naem.org.

Copyright 2009-2011 NAEM. All Rights Reserved.

NAEM Twitter NAEM Facebook NAEM LinkedIn

1612 K Street, NW Suite 1002

Washington, DC 20006

Phone: (202) 986-6616 or 1-800-391-NAEM