MINNEAPOLIS – Granite City Food & Brewery, the Minneapolis-based brewery-restaurant with 36 locations throughout the US, has promoted Letha Kunshier to vice president of human resources. Kunshier previously held the position of senior director of human resources.

“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,” said Phil Costner, Granite City Food & Brewery CEO. “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. We are very fortunate to have Letha as a member of the executive team.”

Kunshier started her career with the restaurant chain as a server 15 years ago. She held multiple positions with the company during her tenure including director of recruiting. Kunshier holds a master’s in human resources management from Concordia Univ. and is PHR and SHRM-CP certified.

In her new position, Kunshier will oversee human resources for Granite City and the entire Cadillac Ranch portfolio of restaurants. Cadillac Ranch All American Bar & Grill offers country-themed food and music in a country casual atmosphere.  Granite City and Cadillac Ranch are owned by CIC Partners, Dallas, Texas.