New Title to Reflect Responsibilities of Valued GPS Hospitality Partner
ATLANTA – (November 14, 2016) – GPS Hospitality, a rapidly growing BURGER KING® and Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen franchisee, today announces the promotion of Vickie Volan as the company’s new Vice President of Human Resources. A talented HR professional with close to 20 years of experience, including 11 years in the quick-service restaurant industry, Volan will oversee the execution of all aspects of GPS Hospitality’s human relations strategy.
“Vickie knows better than anyone that our people are our most valuable resource,” said Tom Garrett, CEO of GPS Hospitality. “As we’ve become a company with more than 6,500 employees nationwide, she’s established the systems we use to welcome and integrate new employees, and she’s instrumental in our plans to keep growing.”
A founding partner and the Director of Human Resources for the past four years, Volan leads GPS Hospitality’s HR functions for employees in 235 locations across nine states – including onboarding, payroll, benefits administration, workers compensation, regulatory compliance, performance management and employee relations. Under her leadership and direction, GPS Hospitality’s HR Department has tripled in size and implemented new processes to streamline onboarding, payroll and training on new systems.
“GPS Hospitality has been an amazing family over the past four years, and I am very proud of what we’ve achieved in such a small time,” Volan said. “It’s been a great privilege overseeing the development our HR department and the expansion of our teams in the field. As Vice President of Human Resources, I look forward to contributing to GPS’ continued growth and maintaining our cherished company culture.”
Volan is a graduate of Georgia State University and worked as an HR Supervisor with The Wendy’s Company (Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc.) for seven years before joining GPS Hospitality in 2012.
In less than four years, GPS Hospitality has grown to manage 235 BURGER KING® and Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen franchise locations nationwide. By focusing on its goal-focused, talent-oriented approach to franchise management, GPS Hospitality sustains rapid growth by attracting and retaining the top talent in the QSR food industry.
About GPS Hospitality
Founded in 2012, GPS Hospitality is a BURGER KING® and Popeyes® franchisee, operating 235 restaurants in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. GPS Hospitality seeks to become our guests’ favorite QSR destination by implementing our brand values of being Goal Focused, People Oriented and Service Obsessed. For more information, please visit www.gpshospitality.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
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