Cosi (COSI) named Becky Iliff vice president of people.

The Deerfield, Ill., restaurant chain said Iliff was previously vice president of store human resources and training for Jamba Juice. She will report to Gilbert Melott, executive vice president of operations and people.

"Cosi is fortunate to have a high-energy, passionate individual such as Becky involved in building an industry-leading people organization," said Melott. "Becky's significant experience in organizational development and perspective on diversity, and individual performance enhancing programs are well-suited to supporting the long-term strategic vision for Cosi."

Cosi said Iliff developed the learning organizational concept for the Jamba Juice brand "as a cultural platform that supported its educational and growth goals."

On Friday, Cosi rose 26 cents to $8.52.