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Aramark Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month; Honors 30 Team Members Who Have Gone Above and Beyond During the Pandemic

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 15, 2020-- Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) today announced the names of its Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) 30/30 honorees, who have gone above and beyond in response to the pandemic. These team members are also being recognized for their commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment that encourages workforce engagement and creates memorable consumer experiences.

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The 2020 HHM 30/30 honorees are being recognized by Aramark’s Impacto employee resource group, whose mission is to provide impactful contributions to the business that builds a multicultural workforce, an inclusive workplace and awareness of Hispanic marketplace insights to support growth and consumer engagement. The 30 honorees will be celebrated each of the 30 days of Hispanic Heritage Month.

“These honorees embody the spirit and mission of Impacto. Their contributions to Aramark’s success have been invaluable, and they continue to have impact during these challenging times. We thank them for their commitment and congratulate them on this recognition,” said Ash Hanson, Chief Diversity & Sustainability Officer for Aramark.

This year’s HHM 30/30 honorees include:

  • Adriana Condrache, Human Resource Specialist, North Jersey, South Region
  • Anayency Guerrero, Manager, Operational Support Services, Mexico
  • Brenda Granados, Executive Chef, Capital One Plano
  • Chef Ben Hernandez, Regional Culinary Director, South Region
  • Chris Lopez, Dietary Manager, Covenant Health Plainview
  • Cora Lee, VP Human Resources, Healthcare Hospitality
  • Daniel Martinez, General Manager, Evanston Hospital
  • Danny Maldonado-Melendez, EVS Supervisor, Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest
  • Darkanna Olabode, Housekeeping Manager, Mesa Verde National Park
  • Diana Silva Mundaca, Director Diversity and Inclusion, Chile
  • Eddie Campos, Chef/Director of Culinary Brand Standards, Restaurant Group
  • Elba Gonzalez, Procurement Specialist, Refreshment Services
  • Elba Lopez, Food Services Supervisor, University Medical Center
  • Elcra Brown, District Manager, Southeast Region
  • Eliseth Ramos, Human Resource Representative, Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Gilberto Garcia, Supervisor, Methodist Richardson Medical Center
  • Giovvana Maldonado, Administrative Assistant, Methodist Richardson Medical Center
  • Gloria Pulla, Cook Lead, Croton Harmor School District
  • Graciela Delgado, Regional Coordinator, Mexico
  • Hector Nolasco, Human Resource Coordinator, Mexico
  • Helios Garcia, IT Manager, Mexico
  • Jamie O'Connell, Senior Human Resource Manager, Flowers Leased Labor
  • Juan DeJesus, District Manager, Healthcare- Northeast Region
  • Karen Nicanor, Administrative Assistant, Methodist Richardson Hospital
  • Lourdes Heredia, Rate Management Coordinator, Uniform Services
  • Maura Hovey, Director, Nutrition and Operational Support Services
  • Mercedes Rodriguez, Senior Analyst, Supplier Diversity and Contract Support
  • Ramon Salas, Manager, Facility & Quality Standards
  • Ryan Shinn, District Manager, Healthcare Hospitality
  • Salvador Gomez, Executive Chef, Methodist Richardson Medical Center


Winners were nominated by co-workers, managers and business leaders and will be recognized during a virtual ceremony on October 15th, the last of a series of events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

As part of its broader 2025 sustainability plan, Be Well. Do Well., Aramark is working to reduce inequality, support and grow local communities and protect the planet. The company is committed to facilitating access to opportunities that will improve the well-being of its employees, consumers, communities and people in its supply chain, and continues to help people develop careers and livelihoods; access, choose and prepare healthy food; and grow communities, businesses and local economies.

About Aramark

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves the world’s leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. We deliver innovative experiences and services in food, facilities management and uniforms to millions of people every day. We strive to create a better world by making a positive impact on people and the planet, including commitments to engage our employees; empower healthy consumers; build local communities; source ethically, inclusively and responsibly; operate efficiently and reduce waste. Aramark is recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Human Rights Campaign (LGBTQ+), DiversityInc, Equal Employment Publications and the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Erin Noss
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Source: Aramark