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Jennifer Williamson

Former SVP, Brand and Communications


Former SVP, Brand and Communications

Jennifer Williamson is Senior Vice President of Brand & Communications, North America, for Sodexo, responsible for managing an integrated communications strategy that enhances and protects the company's reputation and brand. Ms. Williamson is a member of the North America Regional Leadership Committee for Sodexo, the global leader in Quality of Life services. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo’s 427,000 employees serve 100 million consumers each day through On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services, and Personal and Home Services. With $9.9B in annual revenues in the U.S. and Canada, Sodexo’s 150,000 employees in North America provide more than 100 unique services that improve performance at 13,000 client sites. Sodexo is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion and safety, while upholding the highest standards of corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct.

Prior to her current position, she was Senior Vice President Corporate Communications. Other roles at Sodexo include Vice President Internal Communications, where she was responsible for the implementation of an enterprise wide communication program to drive employee engagement and alignment with the company strategy and business objectives. Prior to that, she served as Senior Director of Human Resources and Diversity Communications where she had successfully led several corporate-wide initiatives including the Employee Value Proposition, Spirit of Sodexo Awards Program and the Employee Network Groups.

Ms. Williamson has more than 20 years of human resources, operations and communications experience along with a strong background in training, change management and strategic planning. Ms. Williamson began her career with Sodexo in 1989 as an executive waitress and moved into a variety of operations management positions. She served as a regional Human Resources manager in Corporate Services and Director of Staffing and Development in Schools.

She is a member of the Board of Directors for Cities of Service and Stop Hunger Foundation, an independent charitable organization founded in 1999 to ensure that every child in the United States grows up with dependable access to enough nutritious food to enable them to lead a healthy, productive life. To date, the Sodexo Foundation has contributed more than $29 million in grants to end childhood hunger.

Ms. Williamson received her MBA with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. She holds BA in History/Secondary Education from Keene State College, Keene, NH.

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