January 2019
Executive Commentary
Mentoring in the Era of Shark Tank
Brett Ladd
Brett Ladd
Chief Executive Officer - Sodexo Government, North America

I consider myself a pretty good mentor. I like to work with people coming up in the field – in my case that would be the culinary arts.

So when the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation asked me to be part of a CEO panel to discuss career trajectories at the recent Armed Forces Culinary Forum, I was excited. (more…)

Schools
Resources for Schools During Government Shutdown
Roxanne Moore
Roxanne Moore
National Director of Wellness Brand Management Team Sodexo School Services, North America

With the current government shutdown, certain food benefits and nutrition programs are impacted by reduced or terminated new federal funding. SNAP recipients are receiving full February benefits on or before January 20 automatically through electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is no longer receiving new federal funds during the current government shutdown. (more…)

Executive Commentary
The Most Unexpected Lesson I Learned at Harvard Business School
Steve Dunmore
Steve Dunmore
CEO, K-12 Schools
Sodexo North America

In what feels like a lifetime ago, I was in my first year at Harvard Business School. I learned a tremendous amount that year – including one lesson that was more consequential than I thought possible.  (more…)

Executive Commentary
The Most Important Lesson We May Have Forgotten
Bruno Vaquette
Bruno Vaquette
CEO Sodexo Seniors Segment Worldwide

Most new jobs come with a significant learning curve. There are new colleagues to meet, new systems to learn, new protocols to lead. But sometimes, the biggest learning curves are more personal – figuring out which life experiences can shed light on the challenges ahead. (more…)

Universities Executive Commentary
Colleges and Communities: Partners in Progress
Jim Jenkins
Jim Jenkins
CEO, Universities East, Sodexo North America

In many communities, colleges and universities walk a fine line between “town and gown.” While cities are proud to be home to educational institutions, the difference in demographics between those on and off campus are often considerable. Conflicts can arise based on differences in socioeconomic status, educational opportunity, race and ethnicity, political viewpoints and immigration status, particularly in cities. (more…)

Sustainability
Sustainability Champions Are Younger Than You Think
Satya-Christophe Menard
Satya-Christophe Menard
CEO Schools and Universities Worldwide at Sodexo

I feel like I just returned from the future. It was actually a trip to visit clients, teams and partners in Asia, but there were elements of campus life at primary and secondary schools that, I think, are harbingers of things to come worldwide.

This is good news, because at the forefront was sustainability. (more…)