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Ms. Edna K. Morris

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Managing Director

Axum Capital Partners
6100 Fairview Road Suite 1156
Charlotte, North Carolina 28210
United States

Company Description: Axum Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on making strategic equity investments in lower middle market privately held businesses across North America....   more
Background

Employment History

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Education

  • BS degree , psychology
    University of South Carolina
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Edna Morris
Founding Member and Former President and past Chair, WFF
Managing Director, Axum Capital Partners
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Edna Morris is one of the original founders of the Women's Foodservice Forum and the Forum's first chair. Throughout her career, Edna has served in top leadership positions, including President of Red Lobster, Quincy's Steakhouse and the James Beard Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving, celebrating and nurturing America's diverse culinary heritage. Prior to these positions, Edna was led Human Resources at Hardee's Food Systems and Advantica. She is recognized as one of the industry's most successful leaders and has become revered as an accessible role model.
Edna Morris | Audience-Centric Storytelling
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Edna Morris, CEO & Partner of AXUM Capital Partners
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Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Names Edna Morris to its Board of Directors
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Edna Morris has a long history in the food business including serving as President of Red Lobster. Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Names Edna Morris to its Board of Directors
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Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Names Edna Morris to its Board of Directors
01/24/2012 - LAKEWOOD, Colo. (Business Wire) - Einstein Noah Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: BAGL), a leader in the quick- Photo Edna Morris casual segment of the restaurant industry operating under the Einstein Bros.® Bagels, Noah's New York Bagels®, and Manhattan Bagel® brands, last week named Edna Morris to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Her appointment follows the Board's decision to increase its composition from six to seven members.
Ms. Morris has over 30 years of business leadership within the restaurant industry, with a diverse background that includes public companies, start-ups, not-for-profit organizations and Board positions. Currently, Ms. Morris is one of the Managing Directors for Axum Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on education services and restaurants, where she leads the restaurant strategy practice. Additionally, she is Chief Executive Officer and a Partner in Range Restaurant Group, which owns and operates two CityRange restaurants in Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina. Ms. Morris also serves on the Board of Directors of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO) as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and Member of the Governance Committee.
Previously, Ms. Morris served as President of Red Lobster and President of Quincy's Family Steakhouse. She also led the development and opening of a chef driven, casual dining concept, CityRange, while at Advantica, the owner and operator of Quincy's Family Steakhouse. In 2005, Ms. Morris was asked to serve as President of James Beard Foundation, a not-for-profit entity, where she was recognized for leading all aspects of the organization and restoring integrity, transparency, and appropriate governance. The first 15 years of Ms. Morris' career were devoted to Human Resources.
Nelson Heumann, Chairman of the Board for Einstein Noah, stated, "We are delighted to have Edna join the Einstein Noah Restaurant Group as our newest Board Member.
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Edna is a highly respected restaurant executive with proven board expertise and a passion for the restaurant industry.
Management Team | Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc.
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Ms. Morris has been one of the Managing Directors for Axum Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on education services and restaurants, since October 2009 where she leads the restaurant strategy practice. Additionally, since April 2008 she has been Chief Executive Officer and a Partner in Range Restaurant Group, which owns and operates two CityRange restaurants in Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina. During the prior 15 years, Ms. Morris served as President of Red Lobster, Quincy's Family Steakhouse, and led the development and opening of a chef driven, casual dining concept, CityRange, while at Advantica, the owner and operator of Quincy's Family Steakhouse. Ms. Morris also served as President of the James Beard Foundation, a not-for-profit entity, and was the founding president of the Women's Foodservice Forum. In 1974, she graduated with a BS degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina. Ms. Morris served on the boards of Cosi, Inc. and the Culinary Institute of America, and currently serves on the board, governance committee and chair of the compensation committee for Tractor Supply Company.
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Edna Morris 1989-1992
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Edna Morris
WFF Chair, 1989-1992 Current CEO/Partner Range Restaurant Group
As an original founder and the first WFF Chair, Edna was responsible for laying the foundation to give the organization a strong start. She remembers the initial meeting for the interview published in Restaurant Business and the calls afterward discussing the need to do "something" to affect change.
At the time she was SVP of Human Resources for Hardee's Food Systems, Inc., and went on to become president of Red Lobster, a post from which she resigned in 2003 and was most recently, president of Blue Coral Seafood and Spirits. Prior to that, Edna served as president of the James Beard Foundation, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to celebrate, preserve and nurture America's culinary heritage and diversity.
Edna continues to be recognized among the industry's most experienced and successful leaders. Known as accessible, credible and a role model, Edna has become synonymous with WFF.
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