Former Morton's exec also assumes CEO role for bar and restaurant chain.

Christopher Artinian is the new president of Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill. Artinian formerly served as president and CEO of Morton's Restaurant Group, Inc.

Artinian spent 17 years with Morton's, beginning in various operations roles, eventually becoming assistant general manager of Morton's in New York City, and later general manager of Morton's restaurants in Stamford, Conn., and Great Neck, N.Y. He was later promoted regional vice president of operations.