Lawry’s Restaurants Inc. announced the promotion of Tiffany Stith to President and Chief Operating Officer of the iconic restaurant group.
“With 25 years of experience in leadership and business management, Tiffany’s promotion is not only a milestone for her career, but also a milestone for Lawry’s Restaurants,” says Richard Frank, CEO. “This marks the first time in the 95-year history that a woman and non-family member has held this position and it signals the valuable role that Tiffany plays in our company.”
Tiffany Stith’s career with Lawry’s began in March of 2004 as the Human Resources Manager. Her dedication to her role and decision to go back to school in 2007 to earn an MBA from Pepperdine University with an emphasis in Leadership and Organizational Development started her on a path of well-earned growth from Director of Human Resources in July of 2008 to Vice President of Human Resources in 2012.
“I truly believe in the future of this organization and its ability to change and grow,” says Stith. “I admire and respect the 95 years of history and culture and look forward to upholding those standards through the warm hospitality we passionately extend to every guest we serve and I couldn’t be more excited to work with this talented, engaged and committed team of co-workers.”
As an active member in the hospitality industry and integral part of the Lawry’s team, Tiffany not only serves on the Advisory Board for the California School of Culinary Arts (Le Cordon Bleu), the Los Angeles Restaurant Human Resources Forum and the Association of Hospitality Recruiting Executives, but brings a passion for her work that has earned her the respect and trust of the organization.
A valued member of the Lawry’s family for 13 years, Tiffany’s understanding and commitment to the company culture is complimented by her desire to help shape and propel the strategic direction of Lawry’s Restaurants for years to come.
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