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Aramark Honors 30 Leaders, Supporters with Hispanic Heritage Month 30/30 Award

Honorees recognized for commitment to fostering diverse, inclusive work environment

PHILADELPHIA — Aramark, which provides food, facilities management and uniforms, has released the names of its Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) 30/30 honorees, who are being recognized for their commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment that encourages workforce engagement and creates memorable consumer experiences.

The 2019 HHM 30/30 honoree class are members of Aramark’s IMPACTO employee resource group, whose mission is to provide impactful contributions to the business that builds a multicultural adept workforce, an inclusive workplace and awareness of Hispanic market place insights to support growth and consumer engagement.

“Aramark is committed to creating a workplace made up of team members with diverse backgrounds, cultures, beliefs and orientations,” says Jameel Rush, head of diversity at Aramark. “These 30 honorees help us further that commitment every day and are a valuable resource for Hispanic market place insights. We are proud to celebrate them today.”

This year’s HHM 30/30 honorees include:

  • Allan Fernandes- Vice President, Safety & Risk, Corporate
  • Ana Echeverria- Assistant Production Manager, Ameripride
  • Anneth Camacho- Finance & Accounting Supervisor, Uniform Services
  • Christina Custus- Communication & Knowledge Management Senior Specialist, Corporate
  • Deanna Perez- Food Service Supervisor, United Regional Healthcare System
  • Debbie Malaczewski- Security and Risk Control Administrative Assistant, Corporate
  • Denise Jimenez- Human Resources Manager, Lewisville Independent School District
  • Dominique Chavarria- HR Manager, Uniform Services
  • Eddie Noriega- Director of Business Development, K-12 East Region
  • George Castro- HR Operations Manager, Uniform Services
  • Hugo Montilla- Food Service Manager, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Ileana Medina Otero- Chef Manager, University of North Carolina
  • Jacqueline Rodriguez- Benefits Coordinator, Uniform Services
  • Jahaziel Cano- Food Service Manager, Georgetown University
  • Jennifer Kugler- Environmental Safety Senior Specialist, Corporate
  • Jessica Roa- Manager, Customer Service Analytics, Uniform Services
  • Joel Hernandez- General Manager, Camden City Public Schools
  • Lorena De Leon- Customer Service Supervisor, Baylor University
  • Lynn Farrell- Vice President, Human Resources, Corporate
  • Margaret Rodriguez- Marketing Strategy Manager, Corporate
  • Maria Martinez- Food Service Worker, Indian Hills High School
  • Martina Maldonado- Lead Food Service Worker, Western Carolina University
  • Mayra Velazquez- Administrative Assistant, Chicago Public Schools
  • Melissa Garza- Administrative Assistant, Christus Spohn Shoreline
  • Natily Santos- Director, Supplier Diversity & Strategic Sourcing, Corporate
  • Paul Sizer- Vice President, Finance International, Corporate
  • Rudy Garza- Executive Catering Chef, Baylor University
  • Vivian Siewert- Lodge Manager, Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park
  • Yashira Tirado Rosario- Supply Chain Source to Pay Specialist, Corporate

Winners were nominated by co-workers, managers and business leaders and will be celebrated at a special reception at the conclusion of Hispanic Heritage Month in mid-October.

Aramark says its diversity and inclusion efforts have been recognized by many notable organizations like the Human Rights Campaign, Diversity Inc., Black Enterprise magazine, CAREERS & the disABLED magazine and LATINO magazine.