Brandon Landry Joins LSU Alumni Association Board of Directors

Brandon LandryBATON ROUGE – Brandon Landry, founder, co-owner and CEO of Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, was elected to the LSU Alumni Association Global Board of Directors on Wednesday, April 24. He serves at-large, filling the unexpired term of John Shelton of Houston, who served on the board for 26 years.

“We are delighted to welcome Brandon to the team. His enthusiasm and leadership abilities will especially resonate with young alumni, and the board and the university will benefit immensely from his participation,” said Cliff Vannoy, association president and CEO.

Landry earned a bachelor’s degree in management from LSU in 2001. A four-year letterman in basketball, he is a member of the L Club and Tiger Athletic Foundation. He was recently inducted as Young Alumnus of the Year in the association’s Hall of Distinction.

“LSU has been a huge part of my entire adult life, so I could not be more proud to serve my alma mater in this new capacity,” said Landry. “The school means the world to me, and I will do everything in my power to help it remain one of the most respected universities in the world."

Walk-On’s, a popular casual dining concept, includes 13 restaurants in Louisiana and Texas with 50 more in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas and Tennessee on the drawing board.

Landry’s entrepreneurial spirit has been recognized by Nations Restaurant News, Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Times, Headline News and ESPN. He has been named Louisiana Restaurant Association’s Restaurateur of the Year, Baton Rouge Young Businessperson of the Year and Louisiana Marketer of the Year, and he was recognized as a Baton Rouge Business Report 40 Under 40. Walk-On’s was named ESPN’s #1 Sports Bar in America 2012, and the concept has earned “best new restaurant” and “best sports bar” honors in every city in which it has opened.



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