The ONE Group Hospitality announced appointment of Maria Woods as General Counsel. She will also be assuming the role of Corporate Secretary from Chief Administrative Officer Linda Siluk, who has resigned and is pursuing other career opportunities.
Woods brings over 25 years of legal experience to The ONE Group, including nearly two decades as in-house counsel to both public and private companies. Most recently, she served as General Counsel for Lucky’s Market, where she provided strategic legal counsel for all aspects of the company’s natural and organic grocery operations. Prior to that, Woods served as Executive Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs and General Counsel at National CineMedia. Earlier in her career, she was the Associate General Counsel at Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, General Counsel at Latis Networks, and Assistant General Counsel at Sun MicroSystems.
Woods earned her law degree from the University of Denver and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa.
Emanuel “Manny” Hilario, Chief Executive Officer, says, “We are delighted to welcome Maria to The ONE Group’s executive team. Maria is a strategic thinker with an extensive legal background and will be a vital asset to our entire organization. We are confident that her insights will be invaluable as we continue to drive growth and build long-term shareholder value.”
“On behalf of the entire team at The ONE Group, I would like to thank Linda for her many contributions to the Company over the last three years. We wish her much success in her future endeavors,” adds Hilario.