Latitude 360, Inc. has announced the appointment of Michael P. Norris to its Latitude 360, Inc. Board of Directors.

Mr. Norris is the chief operating officer and market president of Sodexo North America, the leading Quality of Life services company, with $8.8 billion in revenues and serving more than 15 million consumers daily. Shortly after joining Sodexo in 2005, he became lead adviser and negotiator for the development of SodexoMAGIC, LLC, a joint venture partnership with Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jr., and he serves on the SodexoMAGIC Board of Directors.

Throughout his career, Mr. Norris has served in various executive senior management roles, having had responsibility for marketing, brand positioning, theatre operations, real estate, concessions, design and construction, strategic planning, training and film acquisitions. Prior to Sodexo, Mr. Norris was President of Loews Cineplex Entertainment U.S. with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion. He joined Loews as senior vice president for operations and concessions and, during his tenure, Loews’ concession sales significantly increased. Mr. Norris oversaw the repositioning of the brand to become the leading theater chain in top markets across the globe. Mr. Norris also gained experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, both domestically and internationally, as president and chief operating officer of WYWY PAC-AM Food Concepts PTE Ltd., the master franchise for Brinker International in Asia, where he managed more than $100 million in capital investments. Prior to this, Mr. Norris was with General Mills Restaurants, Inc., rising to become director of operations for the operating unit that included the Red Lobster and Olive Garden restaurants throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Mr. Norris looks forward to joining the board at Latitude 360, Inc. “I am very pleased to join this organization that is young, creative and up and coming in the restaurant and entertainment world. The company’s concept has proven successful and has enormous growth potential, and I look forward to working closely with management on executing its rollout nationwide.” Brent Brown, CEO/Founder of Latitude 360, Inc., enthusiastically commented, “Having Michael Norris on our board and seeing us through key decisions will be valuable to our company. As we continue to embark upon our very aggressive growth strategy, Michael’s insight and expertise gained from impressive experiences in the restaurant, hospitality and entertainment industries will prove invaluable.” Mr. Norris holds an M.B.A from the University of East London, London, England.