As the Chief Human Resources Officer at Longo’s, Liz Volk is a people-focused leader who believes that an organization’s results are achieved through highly engaged teams delivering on a clearly defined Guest strategy. She is dedicated to creating a robust corporate culture that promotes business growth and Guest loyalty by empowering and motivating Team Members to achieve their full potential and bring their best.
Liz, a CHRE, is seasoned HR professional with many years of experience, and during her last 15 years with Longo’s, she has been instrumental in creating a long-term people strategy aligned with the company’s strategic vision. She has also been responsible for leading many areas of the business including total rewards, talent acquisition, learning & development, internal communications, risk management, project management office and sustainability. In 2014, she embarked on a year-long assignment in Store Operations to fully understand and experience the business from both a Guest and Team Member perspective. Most recently, she has been pivotal in creating and co-chairing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council. The council is responsible for providing a safe and inclusive environment, where diversity is valued, equity is achieved, and everyone has a sense of belonging.
Longo’s was started by Tommy, Joe and Gus Longo in 1956. Longo’s currently has 36 stores, with more on the horizon, and an e-commerce grocery delivery service called Grocery Gateway. Longo’s is under the Empire Company Limited umbrella, and remains a family-operated grocery retail business committed to creating meaningful and long-lasting relationships with Guests underpinned by the guiding principle: we will only serve to others what we can confidently serve to our families.