Group VP, Diversity & Inclusion at Bloomin' Brands
Sheilina Henry was named Group Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion in July 2020, after serving as Regional Vice President at Outback Steakhouse. She is responsible for leading the Bloomin’ Brands company journey toward furthering equality and inclusion, especially in the areas of leadership, talent, training, and education. Sheilina has over 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry. She joined Bloomin’ Brands in 2012 as an Outback Steakhouse Joint Venture Partner in the Chicago and Wisconsin markets, relocating to the Restaurant Support Center in Tampa in 2014 to lead several large-scale projects across multiple concepts. In 2016, she returned to the Outback Steakhouse team as Vice President, Training & Development, leading a team focused on providing each restaurant the tools and resources necessary to deliver memorable dining experiences. She was promoted to Regional Vice President for Outback Steakhouse in 2019. Prior to Bloomin’ Brands, Sheilina was at Yum! Brands for 12 years. She held various positions within the regional operations and training areas. Sheilina holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from The Ohio State University and an MBA from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, concentrating on International Business and Marketing Strategy and Planning. She serves on the Board of Directors for Ladies of Virtue, a transformative mentoring and leadership experience for girls, ages 9 to 18, living in underserved communities, based in her hometown of Chicago, IL, and is a member of the Women’s Foodservice Forum.