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Ash Hanson
Senior Vice President, Human Resources for US Food and Facilities

Ash Hanson Drives Building a Diverse Leadership Bench at Aramark

Ash Hanson is the Senior Vice President, Human Resources for US food and Facilities at Aramark. In this position, and in her prior role as VP of Talent Management and Chief Diversity Officer at Aramark, she has overseen the successful effort to drive diversity at the leadership levels and continues to focus on building a diverse leadership bench for the company. Ash believes that creating an inclusive culture that enables a diverse workforce is key to the company’s success.

Ash also believes that an engaged diverse workforce drives innovation. She offers the example of the Employee Resource Groups working with Aramark’s culinary teams to ensure that the menus created are culturally savvy for the diverse consumers served by the company. Her focus is always on creating community within the organization and having a positive impact on the communities served by the company. She credits much of her success to the fact that she surrounds herself with talented people with diverse perspectives.

Favorite Quote:
“If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.” — Margaret Mead