Director, Diversity & Inclusion
Denise has more than 25 years of experience in both operations and staff positions in Healthcare, Business and Industry and the Education Market. Prior to Sodexo, Denise owned a contract foodservice company and restaurant in the NJ area. In her 20 years with Sodexo, her expertise includes training and development, diversity recruitment, talent development, human resources, strategic planning and execution. Prior to her current role, Denise was the District Manager overseeing a 24M dining program at a large public University. Denise’s current role as Director of Workplace Diversity and Inclusion supports the Education Market (college and K-12) where she partners with operations and human resources to align the Diversity and Inclusion strategy with the company’s goals. She travels nationally, meeting with managers to implement the D&I strategy, delivering training, and facilitating meetings with both managers and clients around D&I topics.
She is a founding member and original Chair of PRIDE, Sodexo’s GLBT employee network group. Her passions are making a difference in people’s lives by bringing inclusion to the forefront in the workplace every day.
Outside of work, Denise enjoys golf, participating in car shows and is the President of her Homeowners Association. She resides in Naples Florida
She holds a BS in Food Administration and Hotel Tourism from Rochester Institute of Technology.