Fifteen years ago, Letha Kunshier was a server at Granite City Food & Brewery. Today she is the company’s vice-president of human resources.
Phil Costner, Granite City Food & Brewery CEO, recently announced the former server’s latest promotion. He also recounted Kunshier’s career with the company.
"Letha has led Granite City through several key initiatives, including the newly designed 2017 benefit package, preparing the company for federal mandates around key changes in the way overtime is paid, and the transition in company leadership," he said. "She has established herself as the primary resource for reliable, accurate and timely direction for all HR-related issues, as well as demonstrating her ability to lead an effective team, creating productive cross-functional partnerships, and to driving a positive culture throughout the company."
Kunshier, of Brooklyn Park, previously served as the company's senior director of human resources and has held numerous positions including director of recruiting. In her new position as vice-president of human resources, Kunshier will oversee human resources for Granite City as well as the rest of Cadillac Ranch’s restaurant portfolio.
“We are very fortunate to have Letha as a member of the executive team," Costner said.
Kunshier, who earned a master’s degree in human resources management from Concordia University, is PHR and SHRM-CP certified.