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Alisa Bendickson
Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Alisa has been working as a dedicated HR professional for the last 20 years, the last 15 years in a leadership capacity.  She is a passionate, people leader and HR business partner to those she works with and for and has enjoyed operating at the strategic level yet is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and execute.  Alisa has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and Master’s degree in Leadership and Organization Development from Lakeland University.  She also has a senior HR professional designation from the Society of Human Resources (SHRM – SCP).

Alisa created and lead the HR department of Roaring Fork Restaurant Group between 2008-2016 and has returned to the Roaring Fork Restaurant Group (RFRG) family as the SVP of Human Resources as of spring 2022. RFRG is the largest franchisee within the Qdoba Mexican Eats system and has been one of the fastest growing restaurant companies in the country.  Further RFRG, has recently opened up the first Dave’s Hot Chicken franchise in the state of WI with sizable expansion plans in the near future.

Prior to her current position, Alisa worked in HR leadership roles in healthcare, education and the logistics/transportation industry at The Medical College of Wisconsin, Mount Mary University and Ace Worldwide Group of Companies.  Alisa sat on the WAICU Benefits Consortium Board and was also a facilitator/teacher in multiple Junior Achievement programs whose goal is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.  She is a Wisconsin and National SHRM member as well.

On the personal side, Alisa is a Northshore native and currently lives in Fox Point with her husband of 17 years.  She is an active mom of four children, ranging in age from 8 to 15 years old and is often busy in the evenings and on weekend supporting her family’s activities which include: hockey, soccer, track/XC, lacrosse, gymnastics, baseball, PTO committee work and Girl Scout Troop leading.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating and going to concerts.

Fun Facts:

  • Favorite place in the world – Maui, Hawaii or Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Favorite food – Seafood….though Qdoba is a close 2nd
  • Favorite sport – Hockey or Packers Football
  • Favorite recreational activity - Boating
  • Loves to – Socialize and Travel
  • Bucket list – Month-long visit to Europe/Mediterranean

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