G. Waddy Garrett, Claiborne G. Thomasson
...Claiborne G. Thomasson
President of Diversified Restaurant Management
and Consulting, Incorporated
and the owner of Ruth's Chris Steak House
and Bottega Bistro
in Richmond, Virginia and Claiborne's
in Fredericksburg, Virginia.He attended the McCallie School and subsequently received his Bachelors degree from Randolph-Macon College.Mr. Thomasson served in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1969 as a decorated officer and fighter pilot serving combat tours in Vietnam.During the period from 1969 to 1971, he was an investment banker with Craigie Incorporated and attended the New York Institute of Finance.During the next 18 years, Mr. Thomasson worked with Bank of Virginia, Signet, First & Merchants and Sovran, rising to senior vice president and manager of the Municipal and Government Bond Investment department.From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Thomasson served as senior vice president of Municipal Finance with Wachovia Bank in Richmond, Virginia.Mr. Thomasson is a member of the Bon Air Methodist Church and serves a director of the Chesterfield County Drug Court.