Amanda Wihby, Chief Operations Officer and SNHU Alumna, Wins Restaurant Employee of the Year

Red Arrow Diner’s Chief Operating Officer, Amanda Wihby was named Restaurant Employee of the Year for 2017 by the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association. Amanda graduated magna cum laude from Southern New Hampshire University in 2007 with a BS in Organizational Leadership with minors in Psychology and History. She currently resides in southern New Hampshire, a place she is proud to call home throughout her childhood and now as an adult, building her career and family. In her spare time, Amanda loves to cook, travel and spend time with her beloved family: her husband of nine years, Michael, as well as her two daughters, Lyla and Olivia.

Amanda Wihby, Chief Operations Officer of the Red Arrow Diners. In this role, Amanda is responsible for reaching the highest profitability for the company while managing the monitoring of budgets and expenditures, including food and labor costs. She also works closely with all of Red Arrow Diners’ general managers to assure company policies and procedures are being met and manages the company’s human resources, payroll and marketing components. Since joining the Red Arrow Diner in 2010, Amanda has worked directly with the company owners to open two brand new locations in Londonderry and Concord. Due to her hard work and dedication, she has managed to increase business and profitability in all of the company’s current locations.

Prior to joining Red Arrow Diner, Amanda worked as the Marketing and Office Manager for a commercial real estate company and also owned and operated her own catering business. She has spent ten years in the hospitality industry, and has always had a passion for food an cooking. Amanda embraces the daily challenges in the hospitality industry and welcomes the unexpected, whether it be a pie in the face for a fundraising event, SOS calls she receives from the diner locations, or menu changes that involve food tastings (her favorite!). Amanda considers her fellow employees at Red Arrow Diner her extended family and loves working with owners George Lawrence and Carol Lawrence-Erickson, whom she has learned a great deal from thanks to their 40+ years in the restaurant business.