Elizabeth Rice joined MOD Pizza in 2016 as the opening General Manager of the MOD Silverdale store in Western Washington. Through her strong leadership, she built the store to one of the highest-volume locations in the US, before being promoted to District Manager in November 2017. Recently, she took over responsibility for a second district on an interim basis, giving her the largest span of district control in the company.
Liz demonstrates MOD's core values on a daily basis - Grit, Growth, Generosity and Gratitude - and exemplifies the definition of servant leadership. She is commmitted to providing job opportunities to individuals with barriers to employment and has gone above and beyond to build partnerships which are creating positive change throughout her local communities.
Along with driving superior business results in her stores, Liz consistently shows her commitment to making a difference within MOD, the communities she serves and in the lives of our MOD Squads. A few examples of why she is a "Rising Star" for MOD:
Initiated a partnership with Kitsap County drug court to provide employment opportunities at MOD Silverdale for at-risk youth. The program has now expanded to several other MOD locations in Liz's district.
Is leading our pilot intern program with FareStart, which will provide employment and wrap-around support for Opportunity Youth in the King County area (Youth ages 16-24 who are not in school and not working. There are more than 10,000 in King County alone).
Formed a partnership with Coffee Oasis, who offer an internship program focused on transforming the lives of homeless and street-involved youth in Kitsap County, Washington.
Attended a “second chance” workshop / training conference this spring at a “Peer Recovery Center” in Idaho to learn how to help those struggling with mental health and substance abuse.
Created the “Women of MOD” group to help female employees advance their careers. Launched on Internal Women’s Day on February 9, 2018, the group is focused on addressing issues such as childcare, welfare and flexible scheduling. She hosts quarterly meetings in Western Washington, with the goal of expanding the reach to additional markets.
Liz not only leads by example, but she is proof that at MOD "We make pizza so we can serve people".