Sodexo, Inc. Announces Steve Dunmore as School Services Division President
May 03, 2010
Dunmore will oversee operations and strategic growth for division which serves 2.8 million school meals daily at more than 470 school districts across the country
GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 3, 2010 - Sodexo, Inc., the leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions, announced today the appointment of Stephen Dunmore as president of the School Services Division. Dunmore, who moves to the role after performing strongly as a senior executive in Sodexo's Health Care Market, succeeds Lorna Donatone, who was promoted to company chief operating officer and president of the Education Market in February.
In his new role with School Services, Dunmore oversees operations and strategic growth for Sodexo at public school districts in the United States. The School Services Division serves 2.8 million school meals daily at more than 470 school districts across the country.
"Steve's diverse background and proven leadership will help us think in new ways about the opportunities we have to expand and grow," said Donatone. "As we strive to provide comprehensive service solutions for our clients, his background leading companies in various industries related to Sodexo's business, and his superior management experience will be instrumental in meeting our strategic goals."
In his previous role as division vice president for Facilities Solutions in Sodexo's Health Care Market, Dunmore managed operations, maintenance and infrastructure renewal. Under his guidance and leadership, Facilities Solutions experienced consistent double digit, year-over-year revenue growth and profit growth of almost 200 percent. Additionally, client retention, customer satisfaction and employee engagement levels increased to record levels.
Prior to joining Sodexo, Dunmore held key leadership positions with Johnson Controls, where he piloted teams providing facilities management solutions to Fortune 500 clients, and Aramark, where he led foodservice operations for corporate clients. Additionally, Dunmore worked for both the Case Corporation and Ameritech after spending 12 years with the Ford Motor Company in a variety of leadership positions.
Dunmore earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He and his family currently reside in Montclair, NJ.
Sodexo is committed to take measurable sustainable actions that ensure a brighter future in the areas of health and wellness, environmental stewardship and community development. Sodexo School Services focuses on nutrition, achievement, environment, community and activity to promote student well-being.
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Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com), a member of Sodexo Group, is a leading provider of Comprehensive Service Solutions serving more than ten million customers daily in corporations, health care, long term care, retirement, schools, higher education, government and remote sites. Headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., Sodexo, Inc. operates in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with $7.7 billion (USD) in annual revenue and 120,000 employees. The Sodexo Foundation (www.SodexoFoundation.org) is an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $12.7 million in grants to fight hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at www.sodexoUSA.com/blog.
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions
Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Based on this conviction, Sodexo is the strategic partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo’s 380,000 employees, in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled range of On-site Service Solutions and Motivation Solutions. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates and to the fulfillment of its employees.