Selena CuffeSelena Cuffe

President, SodexoMAGIC

Selena joined SodexoMAGIC with more than 15 years of experience, notably as co-founder and CEO of Heritage Link Brand, an L.A.-based, MWBE-certified wine enterprise that was driven by her passion to build partnerships between America and Africa. As CEO, she successfully led the brand’s development from concept to sustainable operations. Today, it exceeds 70 million liters sold annually. Most recently, she served as head of strategy and operations for a tech start-up. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Selena leads an all-African American, women’s leadership team to oversee its 1,700 U.S. client sites and 6,500 employees, in partnership with Sodexo’s business lines and senior leaders.

 


 

Kisha Mitchell WilliamsKisha Mitchell Williams

Senior Vice President, Marketing, SodexoMAGIC

With more than 20 years’ experience in consumer-packaged goods marketing, Kisha is a seasoned leader who has grown billion-dollar marketing portfolios for leading companies like Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods and Procter & Gamble. Most recently, as the head of Brand Management for $4 billion Buffalo Wild Wings, Kisha led a team that reversed declining revenues and repositioned the iconic brand by better understanding and serving its ideal consumer.

Kisha’s extraordinary brand marketing and management skills, as well as her winning track record, are instrumental in delivering unprecedented brand growth for SodexoMAGIC. She plays a pivotal role in developing a foodservice strategy that encourages growth through innovation. As a passionate brand steward, she creates business-building enhancements that can better deliver on our brand’s mission to provide high quality of life services to diverse communities.

Notably, Kisha is also the co-founder of the nationally acclaimed My Black Is Beautiful brand, a community-first platform developed to start a national conversation around the biases African American women face in defining a standard of beauty. Since its inception, My Black Is Beautiful has earned numerous industry awards, including an Emmy for Best Commercial and the Grand Prix in Film at the Cannes Lions. It has garnered community service awards including keys to the city in both Charlotte, North Carolina, and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Recognized with a Mosaic Award and a Multicultural Award of Excellence from the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) in 2010, Kisha was also featured by Black Enterprise in 2011 as one of the most powerful African Americans in marketing and advertising.

Kisha has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of Science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

 


 

Stacey WrazenStacey Wrazen

Chief Financial Officer, SodexoMAGIC

As a member of the founding team, Stacey helped grow SodexoMAGIC from start-up to $600M, achieving a five-year CAGR of 35% and retention of 97%, utilizing portfolio management and developing value add offerings to complement all business lines.

Stacey has a deep strategic and financial understanding of food and facilities management, having worked with Sodexo and global sports entertainment venues, before SodexoMAGIC. Her strong business acumen allows her to partner with the commercial and operations teams to understand the voice of the customer, market needs, and economics to shape direction to improve financial performance.

Stacey, who considers herself to be a lifelong learner, earned her Master of Business Administration in Business and International Finance, continuing on to attend The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She also received a Certificate in Executive Leadership in Georgetown University.

 


 

Donna FordDonna Ford

Vice President of Business Development and Account Management, SodexoMAGIC

A management professional with more than 25 years of experience in facilities management, client relationship management, strategy and business development, Donna acts as a strategic partner assisting clients meet their long-term business objectives.

Prior to joining SodexoMAGIC, Donna held numerous leadership roles with Johnson Controls in the building efficiency business, including vice president of business development and African American Affinity Network President.

Donna’s local community memberships include the NCA&T Alumni Association-Atlanta Chapter, past president, past inaugural board member of Books for Africa, and member of the Marietta-Roswell Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Donna received her Bachelor of Arts degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She was featured in the 2004 Edition of “Who’s Who of Black Atlanta”, inducted in the Georgia’s list of 100 Most Powerful and Influential Women by the Women Looking Ahead Magazine, and honored as 2006 Distinguished Alumni at the 31st National Conference on Blacks in Higher Education by National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO).

 


 

Gerry GarvinG. Garvin

Chief Culinary Advisor, SodexoMAGIC

Gerry Garvin, aka G. Garvin, is an accomplished chef, author, entrepreneur, television host and philanthropist. Chef Garvin is widely known for his TV series, “Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin,” which aired on TV One and “G. Garvin: The Road Tour” that premiered in 2007. Additionally, he garnered an appearance on a Cooking Channel special called “Georgia Roadtrip with G. Garvin.” He is known for his down-to-earth manner and showing everyday cooks how to keep it simple, with a Southern flair.

Chef Garvin has authored numerous cookbooks. His first, “Turn Up the Heat” was published in 2006 and won an American Literacy Award. He went on to pen, “Make it Super Simple with G. Garvin” featuring a collection of super-simple recipes that are both healthful and delectable. His third cookbook, “Dining In” highlights fine dining and targets inexperienced cooks to tackle impressive gourmet meals at home.

An Atlanta native son, G. Garvin began building his culinary skills cutting and peeling vegetables with his mother in the kitchen of Atlanta’s Jewish Home for the Aging. He was the youngest cook at the downtown Ritz-Carlton, where he worked after school and during the summer months. He moved to the West Coast in 1988 to open Ritz-Carlton’s Rancho Mirage resort in Palm Springs. At just 20, Garvin moved to Europe to further his culinary training and served as an apprentice to Jean Pierre Maharebacha. After stints in Hamburg and Warsaw, he returned to Atlanta as sous chef of the award-winning Italian restaurant Veni, Vidi, Vici. Two years later, he revisited the West Coast and became the executive chef at Morton’s, where he orchestrated dinner for the 2nd Annual Vanity Fair Oscar fete as well as a lavish banquet for the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. It wasn’t long before he landed an executive chef position at Reign, creating instant success and earning him stellar reviews and the highest salary.

G. Garvin believes in giving back. He was raised by a single Mom and was a victim of domestic violence. He is an ongoing supporter of Jenesse Center, the oldest domestic violence intervention in south LA. Garvin is also involved in Second Harvest. Currently, he’s passionately working on his culinary boot camp for kids ages 16 to 19 through the One Bite at a Time Foundation. The camp will offer an experiential education in hospitality and restaurant operations management plus culinary arts. Garvin’s production company, One Bite Productions, is planning to come out with several made-for-TV programs intended to help both youth and adults resolve conflict, teach life lessons and bring a new platform for coping with common social issues. He has even developed his own line of spaces, appropriately called G. Garvin Spices and is currently working on national distribution plus offering a line of barbecue sauces and vinaigrettes.

 

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