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The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Recognizes Sodexo’s Lorna Donatone for Foodservice Operator Excellence

May 21, 2019

Lorna Donatone named a 2019 International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) Silver Plate Award recipientGAITHERSBURG, Md., April 21, 2019 -- Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to Quality of Life, announced that Lorna Donatone, CEO Geographic Regions for Sodexo, was named a 2019 International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) Silver Plate Award recipient, 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.”

Watch this video about Lorna’s leadership in the industry.

Ms. Donatone is CEO of Geographic Regions for Sodexo. Previously, Ms. Donatone was also the region chair of North America for Sodexo. She has held various leadership roles in the company, including CEO of Schools Worldwide and Chief Operating Officer and President of Sodexo’s U.S. Education market.

In March, Donatone was named an Industry Titan by the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), an organization that named her a Trailblazer in 2015. In 2013, she was recognized by NAFEM with a doctorate in foodservice. In 2009 and 2010 she was honored by w2wlink.com and Girls, Inc. for her work to empower women of all ages.

"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.

Media Contact: Heidi Bullman, Sodexo Inc., Heidi.Bullman@sodexo.com

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