Liz Lorand

Liz Lorand

Director of Regional Development, California Restaurant Association

Empower Chair

Liz became a Metro EDGE member in 2017 and has sat on a variety of committees since joining including Develop, Emerge (2020), and Empower. During the day, Liz is the Director of Regional Development, Statewide for the California Restaurant Association where she has worked since 2015. Liz found her love for the restaurant industry (and French fries) while working at de Vere’s Irish Pub in college.

In her free time outside of engaging with Metro EDGE, Liz also sits on the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s Political Action Committee (PAC) and volunteers to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society's Sacramento Chapter.

Although Liz is not a native to Sacramento, Liz has lived here for over 15 years and loves the energy and diversity Sacramento has to offer as it continues to unfold new elements of the city. To her, Sacramento has the little city feel with a big imagination to make things happen, nestled at the epicenter of local, statewide, and national change.

She isn’t a fan of spicy food but will never pass up a good steak and potato dinner. For fun, she likes to spend her time traveling, hiking, enjoying good food and drinks with friends, and visiting her home away from home: Zurich, Switzerland.

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