Todd Taylor, President
Todd Taylor serves as the President of the RIPITT Foundation, Inc. He continues to be the driving force behind the philanthropic work of the foundation in memory of his son, Ian Trent Taylor. Todd is employed at Darden, Inc., as the Vice President of Design, where he is responsible for setting the design direction for new restaurant growth and renovation of the existing portfolio of all Darden brands.
Prior to joining Darden, Inc., Todd held leadership roles in design and construction for companies such as Marriott Vacation Club International, 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. He earned a bachelor of science from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in architecture and interior design from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.
In addition to Todd’s involvement with the RIPITT Foundation he is the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of Florida. The focus of BIAF is to improve the quality of life for persons who have suffered a traumatic brain injury and their families by creating a better future through prevention programs.