Villa Restaurant Group has hired  Carriann Sillman as general counsel and Cher Thompson as manager, communications and digital marketing strategy. The company has also promoted Lauren Liuzzi to brand manager.

Sillman has more than ten years of legal experience with a strong focus on franchising, operational and general corporate legal matters, complex contract negotiations, litigation and training. Before joining Villa Restaurant Group, Sillman served as senior counsel at Realogy Group LLC. Prior to working at Villa Restaurant Group, Cher Thompson was a senior associate, community management at Fuel Cycle, where she assisted in creating and developing the brand voice while cultivating its social media presence. In her new role, she will assist in strategic communication and digital marketing efforts for Villa Restaurant Group’s core and emerging brands, as well as managing Villa’s internal communications.

“We are excited to announce the two newest members of the Villa Restaurant Group corporate team,” said Andrew Steinberg, chief operating officer for Villa Restaurant Group. We know that both Carriann and Cher will bring valuable knowledge and experience to their respective departments, which will continue to aid in our company’s growth and success.”

Additionally, Liuzzi has assumed a new role within the brand marketing department as brand manager for Villa Restaurant Group’s three pizza brands: Villa Italian Kitchen, Tony + Benny’s Pizza Parlor and Piattino Oven Fired Pizza.