Alice Givens is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (RHGI), parent company of Ruth's Chris Steak House, based in Orlando, Florida. Alice joined RHGI in February 2016. Prior to that, she was VP, Associate General Counsel at J.Crew Group, Inc. in New York City where she focused on securities, corporate governance and general corporate matters from 2007 to January 2016. Prior to joining J.Crew, Alice held various legal and compliance roles with Circuit City Stores, Inc. in Richmond, VA for over ten years.
Alice has been active in the Orlando and New York City William & Mary Alumni Chapters. She has hosted the Orlando Yule Log ceremony at her home and participated in a number of Orlando Alumni Chapter events since moving to Orlando in 2016. While living in NYC, Alice hosted several alumni events and attended the NYC auction. Alice served on the W&M Annual Giving Board from 2008 - 2014; served on her reunion class gift committees for the 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th reunions and co-chaired two of those reunion committees. In 2018, Alice established an endowed need-based scholarship in memory of her grandmother, Louise Givens, who was a member of the Class of 1938.