Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Lithia Motors, Inc.
Christopher S. Holzshu recently transitioned to a new role as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Lithia Motors, Inc.
Prior to this, Chris was Lithia’s Chief Financial Officer since 2010 and Secretary since 2012. As CFO, he combined his accounting and financial acumen with his drive to help store operations including the development of Lithia’s performance management system. His leadership was invaluable during Lithia’s right-sizing in the midst of the recession. In his current role, he is helping stores develop stronger teams and stronger performance.
Chris joined Lithia in 2003 as Director of Accounting after working on their external audit team at KPMG LLP where he specialized in automotive manufacturing and retail sectors. Throughout his career with Lithia he has gained a deep understanding of the operations of stores and a special talent for relating to individuals at all levels of the organization.
Chris earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Alaska and is a licensed CPA.