Tony Roma’s parent names Brad Smith COO


Romacorp Inc., parent to the Tony Roma’s brand, has promoted Brad Smith to chief operating officer of the 168-unit chain, the company said Friday.

Smith previously was executive vice president at Romacorp and has been with the Orlando, Fla.-based casual-dining company for 10 years.

Ken Myres, president of Romacorp, Inc., said in a statement that Smith’s “background and experience in operations and development will allow him to successfully support our company and franchise strategic plans.”

Romacorp also revealed several other executive changes Friday. Chukk Mills was promoted to vice president of franchise operations from his previous position as director of franchise operations. And Jessie Bray was promoted to vice president of training and human resources from the prior role of executive director of training.

Romacorp has 168 units in 21 states and 32 nations and territories.

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