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    Chief Executive Officer

    John Zillmer is a highly effective and successful business leader with deep experience and expertise in the food services and related businesses, corporate culture, logistics and corporate governance.  Zillmer is also an expert in strategies for business optimization and process improvement, having previously served Aramark for nearly two decades with a focus on clients and consumers. 

    During his time at the Company, Zillmer progressed through the ranks, acting as Vice President of Operating Systems, Regional VP, Area VP, Executive VP Business Dining Services, President of Business Services Group and President of International, ultimately becoming President of Global Food and Support Services. Under his leadership, Aramark Food & Support Services was a best-in-class company and the largest food management provider in North America. 

     After leaving Aramark, Zillmer became Chairman and CEO of Allied Waste Industries. He also served as CEO and Executive Chairman of Univar, a global chemical and ingredients distributor. 

    Zillmer currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of CSX Corporation as well as on the Boards of Veritiv Corporation, Performance Food Group (PFG) Company, Inc. and Ecolab, Inc. He was named to NACD’s Directorship 100 in 2016 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to corporate governance. Zillmer intends to retire from the Veritiv and PFG Boards.

    Through his family foundation, Zillmer focuses his philanthropic efforts on the needs of children and families in Tanzania and Haiti. The foundation built the Inspiration Center, a multi-purpose facility for doctors, nurses and patients at the Machame Hospital in the Kilimanjaro district in Tanzania.



    Executive Vice President, Human Resources

    Significant contributions over many years at Aramark

    Lynn oversees compensation, benefits, talent management, labor relations, employee relations and other human resources (HR) issues affecting our 270,000 employees. Since joining Aramark in 1980, Lynn has served in a number of key positions. She rose through the ranks of HR by holding various positions, including director of employee relations, vice president of executive development and compensation and senior vice president for HR, Aramark Global Food, Hospitality and Facility Services. Lynn has board level responsibilities and is the point person for all matters related to the executive leadership council that includes our top 250 executives.

    She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Saint Joseph’s University as a member of the executive committee and chair of the facilities and information technology committee.

    Additionally, Lynn is on the Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation Board and the Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board (PA WIB)—the governor’s principal private-sector policy advisor on building a strong workforce development system aligned with state education policies and economic development goals. She was appointed to the latter position by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.

    Lynn earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Joseph’s University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Drexel University.



    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    Tom joined Aramark as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) in January 2020. In this role, he serves as a member of Aramark’s Executive Leadership Team and is an executive officer of the company. He is responsible for overall leadership of the company’s finance, accounting, tax, treasury, auditing, financial planning, investor relations, risk management and strategy organizations.

    Prior to Aramark, Tom served as Chief Financial Officer with Performance Food Group (NYSE:PFGC), a $23 billion foodservice distributor. Prior to PFG, he spent 24 years at Compass Group North America, where he served in a variety of financial and business development leadership roles, including Chief Development Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

    As CFO of Performance Food Group, Tom created multiple working capital and post-IPO strategic financial initiatives. During his time at Compass, he led multi-billion dollar acquisitions, and guided a financial organization that helped propel the company to exceptional revenue and profit growth.

    Prior to his time at Compass, Tom worked in planning and development at ITT Rayonier (NYSE:RYN), a Fortune 500 timberland real estate investment trust. He began his career as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Tom holds an MBA from University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Wake Forest University.



    Senior Vice President and General Counsel

    Lauren serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Aramark, and is a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team. In her position, she leads the legal team responsible for Aramark’s corporate matters and all lines of business, and oversees the company’s global compliance and corporate security functions.

    Lauren joined Aramark in 2006 and became Vice President and Associate General Counsel in 2009. She led the legal teams for many of Aramark’s domestic businesses, including Business Dining, Higher Education, Healthcare, K-12, Facilities and Corrections. She also managed the  operations of Aramark’s legal department. 

    Prior to joining Aramark, Lauren was an associate at WilmerHale in Boston, where her practice focused on corporate and securities matters for public and start-up companies. A significant portion of her practice involved mergers and acquisitions, venture financing and public offerings. 

    Lauren is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Bucknell University. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and Massachusetts bars. She resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband and their three daughters.



    Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Food & Facilities

    From promising student to Aramark leader

    Marc leads Aramark’s eight U.S. food and facilities businesses, driving the Company’s hospitality culture and growth. Since joining Aramark as a campus hire in 1993, Marc has risen in the ranks by serving in a variety of sales and operating roles in the U.S. and internationally. Over the course of his career, Marc successfully demonstrated Aramark’s commitment to service excellence and played a vital role in earning new business.

    Marc also leads Aramark’s Olympic projects, for which the company has served as the dining and catering services provider for 16 Olympic Games. His involvement with the project spans six Olympics, dating back to the 1996 Atlanta Games.

    In 2010, SportsBusiness Journal named him to its annual global list of “Forty Under 40,” recognizing the best and brightest young executives in the sports business industry. 

    He serves on the board of directors of United Rentals Inc., Special Olympics of Pennsylvania, and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

    Marc is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School.  



    Chief Operating Officer, Uniform and Refreshment Services

    A strong background of exceptional service

    Brad Drummond is the Chief Operating Officer of Aramark’s uniform and refreshment services—leading providers for uniforms, facility supplies and food beverage services. He is responsible for nearly 15,000 employees with more than 300 distribution and market facilities across North America.

    Brad joined the Aramark team in April 1999 as a Vice President of Business Development.  That November, he moved to Burbank, CA to become Senior Vice President of the Western Region for our Uniform business. He returned to Philadelphia, PA in 2005 to serve as Executive Vice President of Aramark’s Healthcare and Education business units and just a year later Brad became President of Aramark’s Uniform Division.  In 2015, his role was expanded to Chief Operating Officer of both our Uniform and Refreshments business units.

    Before joining Aramark, Brad held positions of increasing responsibility with Deloitte Consulting and Black and Decker.  He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Captain.

    Brad earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the Naval Academy, an MS Degree from the Naval Post Graduate School and an MBA from Loyola.



    Chief Operating Officer, International

    As Chief Operating Officer, International, Carl manages all food, facilities management and uniforms services, as well as any other operations in Canada, Mexico, Europe, South America and Asia. His efforts further our presence and commitment abroad, accelerate growth in those regions and focus on delivering outstanding service and quality on behalf of clients and customers.

    Carl previously served as President, Sports & Entertainment. He joined Aramark 25 years ago as a college intern in Business Dining followed by Sports & Entertainment. After graduating from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, he joined the Aramark leadership team and has held positions of increased responsibility in sales and operations in Leisure Services, Aramark Germany and Sports & Entertainment. He moved through the ranks of General Manager, District Manager, Regional Vice President and President.

    Carl was recognized by Sports Business Journal’s list of “Forty Under 40,” and was recently named to the VenuesNow inaugural list of “Industry All-Stars.”

    He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors for Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM) Coalition; and serves on the Board of Directors for The Cholula Food Company and the Spurs Sports and Entertainment.

    Carl earned his MBA from the Daniels College of Business at University of Denver.


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