Sodexo Expands Corporate Citizenship Team to Provide Client-Focused Sustainability Training
December 02, 2008
Company’s corporate citizenship leadership team adds senior director to innovate, train managers and bolster client programs
GAITHERSBURG, Md., December 2, 2008 — Sodexo, a leading food and facilities management services company, has appointed Holly Fowler as senior director of corporate citizenship training and innovation, a move intended to more deeply connect the company’s sustainability strategy with its 120,000-person workforce in order to drive enhanced results for its 6,000 clients in North America.
Fowler, who has been with Sodexo in leadership and training roles on the global level for nearly ten years, is an expert on corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. She is a frequent presenter at academic conferences worldwide and is currently vice president of outreach for the Net Impact Boston professional chapter, a global network of leaders who are generating social and environmental change through business.
In her new position, Fowler will lead Sodexo’s sustainability innovation by leveraging the company’s expertise and experience in serving more than 10,000 individual sites across North America. The effort will extend Sodexo's ability to deliver unsurpassed sustainability solutions to its clients and help them achieve sustainability goals. Fowler will play a key role to help Sodexo achieve its goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water use, waste generation, and to promote sustainable community development.
“Promoting sustainable development is one of today’s most important priorities for our clients and achieving it requires commitment, action, and innovation,” said Arlin Wasserman, vice president, corporate citizenship. “Holly is an excellent addition to our team with her experience in promoting innovative and sustainable business practices in our industry as well as her insights, which add another dimension to Sodexo’s global corporate citizenship commitment.”
Prior to joining Sodexo, Fowler was an English professor at the Centre de Langues Vivantes of the Université de Grenoble in Grenoble, France from 1998 to 1999, and English lecturer at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest, France from 1997 to 1998. Fowler is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and holds an A.B. in French and European history. She is currently pursuing an M.B.A. at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with a focus in sustainability.
Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com) is a leading integrated facilities management services company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with $7.7 billion (USD) in annual revenue and 120,000 employees. Sodexo serves more than ten million customers daily in corporations, health care, long term care and retirement centers, schools, college campuses, government, and remote sites. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., is a member of Sodexo Group, and funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (www.sodexofoundation.org), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $11 million in grants to fight hunger in America.