Edward C. DrosteDIrectorMr. Droste
is one of the original founders of the Hooters restaurant, concept and brand.He
co-founded several restaurant concepts, including Pete & Shorty's Tavern and Adobe Gila's and was involved in the conceptual development of Dan Marino's Town Tavern and Stumps Supper Club
.Currently, he serves as Chief Executive Officer of Provident Management Corporation, a resort management company, which he founded, and as a director for Hooters Management Corporation.In 1986, Mr. Droste founded Provident Advertising & Marketing, Inc., which is responsible for coordinating the promotional activities for the Hooters restaurants and the national distribution of the Hooters calendar.He is also the founder of Provident Entertainment, Inc., an entertainment company that produces a two-hour radio talk show.Mr. Droste serves on the board of directors for the Outback Bowl, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Foundation, Inc., and the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce.