Portillo’s appoints Paulette Dodson to Board of Directors

Dodson has acted as advisor to chief executives of leading companies throughout her career

Portillo’s appointed Paulette Dodson to the Board of Directors. Dodson currently serves as general counsel and corporate secretary at Alight Solutions. She has also been a trusted advisor to chief executives and the Boards of Fortune 500 companies and large private companies, noted Portillo’s.

Dodson is a member of Better Government Association, United Way of Metro Chicago and Mather Lifeways. Her appointment to the Portillo’s Board of Directors provides additional insights to members as they help guide Portillo’s in its post-IPO expansion.

“Paulette is a strategic leader and talented legal mind who brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for our iconic brand,” said Mike Miles, Portillo’s chairman of the Board of Directors. “We’re very excited to welcome her to the Portillo’s board.”

Dodson’s current employer, Alight, is a leading cloud-based provider of integrated digital human capital and business solutions. There, she provides advice on strategy and legal matters related to board governance, M&A and corporate compliance.

Prior to her role at Alight, Dodson served as SVP, general counsel and corporate secretary for American pet supplier PetSmart. Previously, she held several roles, including SVP, general counsel and corporate secretary, at Sara Lee Corporation, a packaged baked-goods company.

Dodson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Legal Studies from City College of New York. In addition, she earned her Juris Doctor degree from Cornell University.

“I look forward to working with the Portillo’s management and other board members to support the continued growth of Portillo’s, a beloved icon of family, greatness, energy and fun,” she said of her appointment to the Portillo’s Board of Directors.

Started as a hot dog trailer in 1963, Portillo’s now has a portfolio of 70 locations across the United States. Also, It ships food to all 50 states.


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