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Sodexo’s Donatone Named Silver Plate Award Winner

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GAITHERSBURG, MD -- Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to Quality of Life, has announced that Lorna Donatone, CEO Geographic Regions for Sodexo, was named a  Silver Plate Award recipient by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) , an honor presented to the nation's leaders in foodservice operations.

"Congratulations to Lorna Donatone on this well-deserved accomplishment," said Denis Machuel, Chief Executive Officer, Sodexo. "You are a true industry leader based on your successes and contributions in the foodservice industry and this is amplified by your continuous desire to put people at the forefront of your work."

In March, Donatone was named an Industry Titan by the Women's Foodservice Forum, an organization that named her a Trailblazer in 2015. In 2009 and 2010 she was honored by w2wlink.com and Girls, Inc. for her work to empower women of all ages. 

She has held various leadership roles with Sodexo, including CEO of Schools Worldwide and Chief Operating Officer and President of Sodexo's U.S. Education market.

"For 65 years the IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards have honored the giants in our industry," said IFMA President and CEO, Larry Oberkfell. "The 2019 winners join an honor roll of individuals who demonstrate true excellence in their respective categories."

Silver Plate winners are nominated by IFMA members and industry leaders, then selected by a distinguished jury including national trade press, foodservice experts and past Gold & Silver Plate award winners.

Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 72 countries. The company employs 160,000 people at 13,000 sites in all 50 U.S. states and Canada, and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its annual purchases of $19 billion in goods and services from small to large businesses.

To learn more about Sodexo, visit SodexoUSA.com. 




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