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Jim Jenkins

Jim Jenkins is currently CEO, Universities North American East. He was formerly Division President, Sodexo Universities and oversees a business portfolio with revenue of $1.7 billion and 35,000 employees. Mr. Jenkins has direct supervision of seven regions, led by seven Regional Vice Presidents in the Universities business segment and manages over 400 college and University partnerships. Responsible for growth and the development of his team, the segment provides services in dining, custodial services, grounds, plant operations, maintenance, sports and leisure and independent schools. With over 34 years of experience in the food service industry, Jim began his career with Sodexo in 1984 as a Production Manager at The American University. Over the past 32 years, Jim’s career has progressed from an in Unit Service Manager, Director of Food Service, General Manager, District Manager, Regional Vice President, Senior Vice President and Division President.