Aramark Names Diversity Champion Natily Santos, 2019 Service Star Volunteer of the Year for Extraordinary Volunteer Service
June 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Natily Santos, Director, Supplier Diversity, has been named Aramark's 2019 Service Star Volunteer of the Year, in recognition of her commitment to volunteer service and leadership in her community.
“We are so proud to recognize Natily as Aramark’s Volunteer of the Year,” said Eric Foss, Chairman, President and CEO of Aramark. “A true champion for diversity, Natily pays it forward by helping to create opportunities for women and Latinos to succeed. She lives our mission of enriching and nourishing lives every day, and has been recognized by many of our community partners as a standout volunteer, champion and contributor.”
A first generation American, Santos was born and raised in New York and was taught at an early age, to reach for the stars. Her parents instilled a strong work ethic and belief that she should not be defined by her surroundings. Mentors inspired her dedication to giving back to others and influenced her commitment to helping women and people of diverse backgrounds achieve success, despite barriers.
Santos has been with Aramark for 16 years and was instrumental in the development of the company’s Impacto Hispanic Employee Resource Group (ERG), where she has helped build a network of more than 300 employees from diverse backgrounds. Impacto supports Aramark’s efforts to attract and retain a diverse workforce, encourages an inclusive and aware workplace and provides valuable marketplace insights that support business growth and consumer engagement.
An active volunteer in Philadelphia, where Aramark is headquartered, Santos supports the company’s signature volunteer program, Aramark Building Community. She leads meaningful workforce readiness sessions to help individuals achieve life-long success, mentors women and minorities throughout the Philadelphia region, providing meaningful educational and leadership workshops as well as participates in revitalization projects during ABC Day, Aramark’s global day of service.
Santos currently serves as the Philadelphia President Emeritus of Prospanica (formally known as the National Society of Hispanic MBA). She leads a team of volunteers, both Aramark and non-Aramark employees, throughout the year to support community and professional development programs, where volunteers serve as mentors, event speakers and facilitators.
The Aramark Service Star Volunteer Awards recognize employees who have made significant volunteer contributions in their community through Aramark-sponsored efforts and in their personal lives. These prestigious awards are part of Encore! Encore!, Aramark’s company-wide recognition program.
Santos was one of 32 honorees Aramark recognized around the world this year, for giving their personal time and talent to support their local communities. These outstanding volunteers join a select group of more than 450 Aramark team members who have been recognized for outstanding volunteerism, since 2008.
View a video of Santos here: https://youtu.be/zvZPa8SiIs0