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Stephanie Payne Joins Sodexo as Chief Human Resources Officer, North America

September 09, 2019

GAITHERSBURG, Md., September 09, 2019 -- Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today Stephanie Payne’s appointment as Chief Human Resources Officer for North America.

“People are at the heart of our growth strategy across Sodexo, making human resources a critical business partner,” said Sarosh Mistry, Chair, Sodexo North America. “We are excited to welcome Stephanie to our leadership team and look forward to benefitting from her wealth of knowledge and expertise.”

Most recently, Stephanie was the Head of Human Resources, Americas Region, for the ABB Group, a Swiss multinational company. Prior, she held Human Resources (HR) roles for Eaton Corporation and Visteon. She embarked on a career in HR after serving for six years as in-house attorney at the Cuyahoga Metro Housing Authority in Cleveland, Ohio, where her role intersected with HR and sparked her interest in the function.

“As a service company, Sodexo’s most important asset is its employees, whose skill and expertise provide a level of differentiation to our clients and customers,” said Payne. “I’m looking forward to embracing and unleashing Sodexo’s people-first culture.”

Stephanie PayneStephanie is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta and Ohio Northern University, where she received a law degree.

Sodexo is consistently recognized as an employer of choice by highly regarded external organizations, earning coveted spots on FORTUNE’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies and Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index, as well as a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. Visit SodexoUSA.com for a complete list of awards and recognition.

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Madi Brennan, Sodexo Inc., Madison.Brennan@Sodexo.com

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