Mark Bickford, CEO, Corporate Services, North America received the Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Each year, the Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management (SHFM) Directors’ Awards recognize special honorees who go above and beyond to serve the association and better the hospitality industry.
This year, Mark Bickford, CEO of Corporate Services, North America, has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions and service to the corporate dining and workplace hospitality industry.
Mark is a pioneering leader known for his drive, industry knowledge and his passion for Sodexo and his team. Mark’s experience in operational leadership spans more than 30 years – he is truly a ‘moved up the ranks’ success story. Currently a member of the North America Regional Leadership Committee for Sodexo, he has held various senior leadership positions within the company, including President of Corporate Services Solutions in the Corporate Services market, leading the division’s traditional dining and hospitality services. Mark joined Sodexo as a General Manager and has held positions that include Food Service Director, District Manager, Operations Director, Vice President of Operations, Senior Vice President, and Division Vice President of National Accounts and the East Region.
Mark actively supports mentoring and champions Diversity and Inclusion issues by currently serving on the Sodexo Diversity Leadership Council and as an Executive Sponsor for i-Gen. He is a board member for SodexoMAGIC, the Society of Hospitality & Foodservice Management and is a former Board Member for the Hispanic College Fund.