Sodexo, Inc. Names Corporate Citizenship Expert to North America Business Advisory Board

September 11, 2008

Sodexo announced today the appointment of corporate citizenship expert Dr. Bradley Googins of Boston College to its Business Advisory Board.

Sodexo, Inc. Names Corporate Citizenship Expert to North America Business Advisory Board

GAITHERSBURG, Md., September 11, 2008 — Sodexo, Inc., a leading food and facilities management services company, announced today the appointment of corporate citizenship expert Dr. Bradley Googins of Boston College to its Business Advisory Board, a group of respected leaders, academicians and entrepreneurs who make recommendations to guide the strategic direction of the company’s operations in North America.

Dr. Googins is the executive director of The Center for Corporate Citizenship, a globally renowned provider of executive education and certificate programs in corporate citizenship. In 1990, Dr. Googins founded the Center on Work & Family, also located at Boston College, which provides leadership for the integration of work and life. He is the author of several books, including Beyond Good Company: Next Generation Corporate Citizenship and serves on the Review Board for the Journal of Corporate Citizenship.

“Corporate citizenship is central to how we operate as a company, as well as a critical element to our business growth strategy,” said George Chavel, Sodexo, Inc. president and CEO. “We are honored to include Dr. Googins as a member our esteemed Business Advisory Board, and are certain he will help to guide our programs and relationships to a level of distinction.”

“Sodexo is achieving high levels of visibility and recognition for its sustainability efforts, its work to end hunger and malnutrition, as well as wellness initiatives,” said Dr. Googins. “I look forward to working with the company to expand and enhance its leadership through this important work.”

Sodexo, Inc. looks to its Business Advisory Board for advice and counsel related to markets, business growth and issues that impact its corporate reputation.  The other members of the Advisory Board are:

  • Alexis M. Herman, chair, former U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • Judy George, founder and CEO of Domain Home Fashions
  • Bradley Googins, executive director, the Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College
  • Lester Lyles, independent aerospace consultant and managing partner for Four Seasons Ventures
  • George Muňoz, president of Muňoz Investment Banking Group, LLC
  • David R. Pitts, chairman and CEO of Pitts Management Associates, Inc.
  • Joshua I. Smith, chairman and managing partner of The Coaching Group

Sodexo, Inc.
Sodexo, Inc. 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, an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $11 million in grants to fight hunger in America.

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