Former Cooper Clinic CEO named a director with El Pollo Loco

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Doug Babb, a corporate attorney for then Beverly Enterprises and former CEO of Fort Smith-based Cooper Clinic, has been appointed to the board of directors of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.

The appointment was effective Jan. 3. Directors with El Pollo may earn between $90,000 and more than $110,000 a year in salary and stock awards, according to the company’s recent Proxy Statement.

El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ: LOCO) is a fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain with more than 470 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas and Utah. El Pollo Loco is expanding its presence through a combination of company and existing and new franchisee development.

“We are thrilled to welcome Doug Babb to our Board of Directors. His extensive and varied management experience will be instrumental as we continue to grow the El Pollo Loco brand, and we are confident that his many talents will benefit our Board, our Company and our shareholders,” Michael Maselli, El Pollo board chairman, noted in a statement.

William Floyd, the CEO of then Fort Smith-based Beverly Enterprises, is also on the El Pollo board.

In addition to his work at Cooper Clinic and Beverly Enterprises, Babb was a senior vice president at Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.

Babb is the managing director of Babb Strategic Services.