Government Community Engagement
Quality of Military Life
David Scanlan
David Scanlan

CEO,
Sodexo Government North America

General Lucian Truscott, a highly decorated U.S. Army officer who was recognized for both his leadership and service during World War II, stated in his 1954 memoir Mission Commands: A Personal Story, “The American soldier demonstrated that, properly equipped, trained and led, he has no superior among all the armies of the world.”  I could not agree more!  During my tenure leading Sodexo’s Government segment in North America, which is the nation’s largest federal foodservice contractor, I have seen firsthand the tremendous work our brave service men and women exhibit each and every day, and it never ceases to amaze me. (more…)

Community Engagement
On Veterans Day, Honor and Appreciate Those Who Served
David Scanlan
David Scanlan

CEO,
Sodexo Government North America

As CEO of Government Services for Sodexo North American, I have the unique opportunity – and the privilege—to interact with our military personnel every day, both at client sites and within our organization. I have a deep appreciation for their mission, and I am constantly awed by their stories of bravery in the field and selfless acts of courage.

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Community Engagement
Summer is the Hungriest Time of the Year
David Scanlan
David Scanlan

CEO,
Sodexo Government North America

While most kids look forward to a summer of sun and fun, for those who rely on school meals, summer can be a time of uncertainty with regard to if and where their next meal will come from. During the school year, 21 million kids receive free and reduced-priced breakfasts and lunches. For many of them it’s the most dependable source of food that they have throughout the week. During weekends, holidays and the summer when schools are closed, that reliable source of nutrition is no longer available to them.  In fact, when school lets out for the summer, only 3.8 million actually participate in summer meal programs. That means 86% of eligible kids may not have access to regular meals during the summer months.  Simply put, this is unacceptable.

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Inclusion
Reflections On A Historic Civil Rights Pilgrimage
David Scanlan
David Scanlan

CEO,
Sodexo Government North America

From Friday, March 6, through Sunday March 8, 2015,  David Scanlan, President Sodexo Government Services and Jessica Montoya, Vice President of Government Affairs and Assistant General Counsel participated in the 15th Annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage hosted by The Faith and Politics Institute.  As part of the program, the delegation visited historic sites in Birmingham, Selma and Montgomery.  This trip coincided with the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’ which took place at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma in 1965.  A special ceremony was held on Saturday, March 7 in Selma that included remarks by President Barack Obama and other political and civil rights leaders.

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