Denise has more than 35 years of experience in both operations and staff positions in the Business and Industry, Education and Healthcare Markets. Prior to Sodexo, Denise owned a contract foodservice company and restaurant in the NJ area. In her 22 years with Sodexo, her expertise includes operations, training and development, diversity recruitment, talent development, customer service, client relations, and strategic planning and execution. Denise’s 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, partnering with managers to implement the D&I strategy, increase employee engagement, deliver training, and facilitate meetings with both managers and clients around D&I topics.
She is the President of the SW FL chapter of the Florida Diversity Council and sits on the Florida Diversity Council Board of Directors. For fun, she heads up the SW FL Mini Cooper car club.
She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Food Management and Hotel Tourism from Rochester Institute of Technology. In 2014, Denise received her Diversity Practitioner certification from the Institute of Diversity.
She resides in Naples, FL.