Three Sodexo Leaders Recognized Among the Top 100 Executives in America

July 19, 2012

Uptown Professional Magazine’s 2012 List includes Sodexo executives Dr. Rohini Anand, Michael Montelongo and Gerri Mason Hall

Three Sodexo Leaders Recognized Among the Top 100 Executives in America

Gaithersburg, MD – (July 19, 2012) –Uptown Professional Magazine names three Sodexo executives to its list of the 2012 Top 100 Executives in America. The list features an exceptional, inclusive corporate lineup of African American, Asian, Latino, LGBT and physically disabled leaders who have high impact within their organizations and industries and exercise commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Representing Sodexo on the list are: Dr. Rohini Anand, senior vice president and global chief diversity officer, who directs and aligns Sodexo’s integrated global diversity initiatives, sustainable development and corporate citizenship strategies; Michael Montelongo, senior vice president and chief administrative officer, who helps drive Sodexo’s growth and brand awareness and tightens enterprise alignment; and Gerri Mason Hall, market vice president, human resources for corporate services, who leads the development and implementation of the HR strategy for multiple business lines including talent management, executive development and organizational design initiatives.

These honorees were selected from 1,000 high-level executives and business leaders for their notable career accomplishments, peer recognition and reputation as well as their organization’s standing in the diversity and inclusion industry and its support of multicultural media.

“I am proud to have three Sodexo executives receive this recognition,” said George Chavel, president and CEO for Sodexo. “We are fortunate to have a strong team of executives that bring a diversity of thought to help inform and execute the company’s strategy and achieve its goals.”

Sodexo is considered the benchmark company for diversity and inclusion in its industry and is consistently recognized among all companies in North America as a best place to work for minorities, multicultural women, veterans, and people with disabilities.

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About Sodexo
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Sodexo, Inc. (, leading Quality of Daily Life Solutions company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On-site Service Solutions in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, and Motivation Solutions such as Esteem Pass. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (, an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $17 million in grants to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at
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 acts as a partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and employee well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo’s 413,000 employees in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled array of Quality of Life Services. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the fulfillment of its employees and the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates.

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