Pizza Ranch Inc. presented its manager of the year award to Doug Lawrenz of the Redwood Falls Pizza Ranch at the company’s 2017 national conference in Sioux Falls, S.D. June 12-14.

“Doug has been a loyal Pizza Ranch general manager for 12 years. He has been nominated many times, and we were proud to recognize Doug this year for his hard work and leadership. It’s very well deserved,” said Adrie Groeneweg, president of Pizza Ranch, Inc.

The award recognizes one Pizza Ranch manager who stands out among all other managers across the chain.

“Doug is dedicated, driven and passionate in everything he does which makes him successful,” said Tony Madsen, district manager. “He’s consistent from the great people he hires, to the cravable food he puts on the buffet, to the service he displays to our guests and team members.

"He is also a servant leader that puts others needs before his own and this is why he’s so beloved by his team and the community of Redwood Falls.”