ATLANTA — Church’s Chicken has named Anthony M. Lavely chief marketing officer. Mr. Lavely is responsible for all marketing activities in the U.S. and globally, as well as menu and product development.

"Tony brings a wide and deep knowledge of the quick-service restaurant business at a time when it is more important than ever to support and expand the Church’s brand," said Harsha V. Agadi, chief executive officer for Church’s Chicken.

Before joining Church’s Chicken, Mr. Lavely was chief marketing officer for Ruth’s Chris Steak House, where he was part of the team that took the company public in 2005. Prior to that position, he also served as chief marketing officer for Domino’s Pizza, Burger King, and Long John Silver’s.