Logan’s Roadhouse announced Michelle Zavolta as chief people officer.
Zavolta will be responsible for all of the human resource and benefits functions and processes, and she will report directly to president and CEO Sam Borgese. She was most recently a human resources consultant in Atlanta.
Zavolta has 13 years of human resources experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Prior to becoming a human resources consultant, she served as vice president of human resources and training for Ted’s Montana Grill. In that role, she provided strategic leadership for employees, ensuring that the company’s values and culture were aligned with the strategic objectives of the organization.
Zavolta was also vice president of Human Resources for CB Holding Corp., in Mountainside, New Jersey, where she oversaw all areas of human resources for a $200 million restaurant business operating three brands with 86 locations and 5,000 employees.
“Michelle is a great addition to our senior leadership team,” says Sam Borgese, president and CEO of Logan’s Roadhouse. “Her expertise in human resources and leadership makes her a valued asset to the team, and we look forward to her contributions to the success of guest experiences and the brand.”
Zavolta earned her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She began her career as the recruiting and retention supervisor for Hooters of America and later joined RARE Hospitality International, former parent company of LongHorn Steakhouse and The Capital Grille, as director of employment.