-President, Robert C. Gatewood III
Robert C. Gatewood III started with the company in 1978 as Vice President and General Counsel of Burger Queen Enterprises. Soon after, he became Executive Vice President and acquired Burger Queen and Druther’s with his business partner and then-company President, Tom Hensley. Robert has owned the company since 1981 and has been President of the company since 1996.
Robert has been an active member of the local and regional community for decades and sits on the Board of Directors of Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company, etc.
Robert earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and a Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in Louisville, Kentucky.
He is originally from Mount Sterling, Kentucky and currently resides in Louisville with his wife, Mary. They have three daughters and six grandchildren.
-Vice President, Brian J. Easley
Brian Easley joined the company in 2017, after several years of government service in the United States Army, Department of Justice and U.S. Office of Government Ethics. He became Vice President of the company in 2019.
Brian, the son-in-law of Robert Gatewood, arrived in Louisville in 2016 and immediately became active in the community through various non-profit organizations. He is a combat-disabled veteran of the Iraq War and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, etc.
Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois and a master’s degree in International Security Studies from Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Originally from Bracken, Texas, Brian lives in Harrods Creek, Kentucky with his wife Catherine and their two boys.