VF Corp. this week named food-service executive Clarence Otis Jr. to its board. Otis serves as president of Darden Restaurants Inc.’s Smokey Bones division. VF chairman and chief executive Mackey McDonald cited Otis’ “exceptionally diversified background, encompassing finance, law and operations,” as making him well suited for the post.

McDonald is the only executive director of the 12 directors on Greensboro, N.C.-based VF’s board.

This story first appeared in the January 8, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.