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OUR LEADERSHIP

JOHN ZILLMER

JOHN ZILLMER

Chief Executive Officer

John Zillmer is a highly effective and successful business leader with deep experience and expertise in the food services and related businesses, corporate culture, logistics and corporate governance.  Zillmer is also an expert in strategies for business optimization and process improvement, having previously served Aramark for nearly two decades with a focus on clients and consumers. 

During his time at the Company, Zillmer progressed through the ranks, acting as Vice President of Operating Systems, Regional VP, Area VP, Executive VP Business Dining Services, President of Business Services Group and President of International, ultimately becoming President of Global Food and Support Services. Under his leadership, Aramark Food & Support Services was a best-in-class company and the largest food management provider in North America. 

 After leaving Aramark, Zillmer became Chairman and CEO of Allied Waste Industries. He also served as CEO and Executive Chairman of Univar, a global chemical and ingredients distributor. 

Zillmer currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of CSX Corporation as well as on the Boards of Veritiv Corporation, Performance Food Group (PFG) Company, Inc. and Ecolab, Inc. He was named to NACD’s Directorship 100 in 2016 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to corporate governance. Zillmer intends to retire from the Veritiv and PFG Boards.

Through his family foundation, Zillmer focuses his philanthropic efforts on the needs of children and families in Tanzania and Haiti. The foundation built the Inspiration Center, a multi-purpose facility for doctors, nurses and patients at the Machame Hospital in the Kilimanjaro district in Tanzania.

LYNN MCKEE

LYNN MCKEE

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Significant contributions over many years at Aramark

Lynn oversees compensation, benefits, talent management, labor relations, employee relations and other human resources (HR) issues affecting our 270,000 employees. Since joining Aramark in 1980, Lynn has served in a number of key positions. She rose through the ranks of HR by holding various positions, including director of employee relations, vice president of executive development and compensation and senior vice president for HR, Aramark Global Food, Hospitality and Facility Services. Lynn has board level responsibilities and is the point person for all matters related to the executive leadership council that includes our top 250 executives.

She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Saint Joseph’s University as a member of the executive committee and chair of the facilities and information technology committee.

Additionally, Lynn is on the Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation Board and the Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board (PA WIB)—the governor’s principal private-sector policy advisor on building a strong workforce development system aligned with state education policies and economic development goals. She was appointed to the latter position by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.

Lynn earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Joseph’s University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Drexel University.

STEVE BRAMLAGE, JR.

STEVE BRAMLAGE, JR.

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Steve joined Aramark as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) in April 2015. In this role, Steve serves as a member of Aramark’s Executive Leadership Team and is an executive officer of the company. He is responsible for overall leadership of the company’s finance, accounting, tax, treasury, auditing, financial planning, investor relations, risk management and information technology organizations. He also has oversight of Aramark’s global supply chain and the company’s third party group procurement organization (GPO) lines of business.

Prior to Aramark, Steve served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Owens-Illinois, Inc. (O-I).  During his tenure as CFO, which began in 2012, he led the company’s overall finance and corporate strategy and business development functions. 

Before being named CFO, Steve served as president of O-I Oceania and Asia Pacific while based in Melbourne, Australia. In that role, he oversaw 13 plants and 6,000 employees in four countries, as well as joint ventures in Malaysia and Vietnam, representing about $1 billion of O-I’s global sales. He led an extensive restructuring of the Asia Pacific business, resulting in significant improvement in asset utilization, productivity, cost reduction and cash flow generation.

Previously, Steve was general manager of O-I New Zealand, where he oversaw the launch of the plant’s third furnace in Auckland. Prior to his operations role, he served as corporate vice president of finance and vice president and CFO for the company’s European operations based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Steve joined O-I in 2006 as treasurer. 

Before joining O-I, Steve spent five years at PPG Industries in Pittsburgh, the last three as assistant treasurer for global treasury. He has also worked with Eli Lilly & Company in corporate finance and with Ernst & Young as an auditor. 

Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Dayton and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He was formerly a certified public accountant and speaks French.

LAUREN HARRINGTON

LAUREN HARRINGTON

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Lauren serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Aramark, and is a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team. In her position, she leads the legal team responsible for Aramark’s corporate matters and all lines of business, and oversees the company’s global compliance and corporate security functions.

Lauren joined Aramark in 2006 and became Vice President and Associate General Counsel in 2009. She led the legal teams for many of Aramark’s domestic businesses, including Business Dining, Higher Education, Healthcare, K-12, Facilities and Corrections. She also managed the  operations of Aramark’s legal department. 

Prior to joining Aramark, Lauren was an associate at WilmerHale in Boston, where her practice focused on corporate and securities matters for public and start-up companies. A significant portion of her practice involved mergers and acquisitions, venture financing and public offerings. 

Lauren is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Bucknell University. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and Massachusetts bars. She resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband and their three daughters.

MARC BRUNO

MARC BRUNO

Chief Operating Officer, Sports, Leisure, Corrections, K-12 and Facilities

From promising student to Aramark leader

Marc directs hospitality, retail merchandise and facility programs for premier sports and entertainment facilities, meeting venues, parks and cultural attractions as well as food and support solutions for K-12 clients and correctional facilities. Since joining Aramark as a campus hire in 1993, Marc has risen in the ranks by serving in a variety of sales and operating roles in the U.S. and internationally. Over the course of his career, Marc successfully demonstrated Aramark’s commitment to service excellence and played a vital role in earning new business.

Most recently, Marc served as president of sports and entertainment.

Marc also leads Aramark’s Olympic projects, for which the company has served as the dining and catering services provider for 16 Olympic Games. His involvement with the project spans six Olympics, dating back to the 1996 Atlanta Games.

In 2010, SportsBusiness Journal named him to its annual global list of “Forty Under 40,” recognizing the best and brightest young executives in the sports business industry. 

He serves on the board of directors of United Rentals Inc., Special Olympics of Pennsylvania, and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Marc is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School.  

BRAD DRUMMOND

BRAD DRUMMOND

Chief Operating Officer, Uniform and Refreshment Services

A strong background of exceptional service

Brad Drummond is the Chief Operating Officer of Aramark’s uniform and refreshment services—leading providers for uniforms, facility supplies and food beverage services. He is responsible for nearly 15,000 employees with more than 300 distribution and market facilities across North America.

Brad joined the Aramark team in April 1999 as a Vice President of Business Development.  That November, he moved to Burbank, CA to become Senior Vice President of the Western Region for our Uniform business. He returned to Philadelphia, PA in 2005 to serve as Executive Vice President of Aramark’s Healthcare and Education business units and just a year later Brad became President of Aramark’s Uniform Division.  In 2015, his role was expanded to Chief Operating Officer of both our Uniform and Refreshments business units.

Before joining Aramark, Brad held positions of increasing responsibility with Deloitte Consulting and Black and Decker.  He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Captain.

Brad earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the Naval Academy, an MS Degree from the Naval Post Graduate School and an MBA from Loyola.

BRENT FRANKS

BRENT FRANKS

Chief Operating Officer, International

Dedication and success at Aramark and elsewhere

Brent leads our operations in international markets. In his role as chief operating officer (COO), Brent manages all food, facilities management and uniforms services, as well as any other operations in Europe, South America and Asia. His efforts further our presence and commitment abroad, accelerate growth in those regions and focus on delivering outstanding service and quality on behalf of clients and consumers.

Before taking on his role overseeing International, Brent has served as COO for our education businesses as well as sports, leisure, and corrections sectors. While in those positions, he was responsible for the development and execution of master retail strategies and maintaining our high standard of service excellence across several industries.

He joined Aramark after much success with Pepsi Bottling Company where he was president of their Mexico division and led the turnaround efforts for the country’s sales, manufacturing and distribution business. He also held roles as SVP, global sales and chief customer officer accountable for revenues of $14 billion.

While at Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., Brent served as president of several groups. He was senior vice president of global sales and chief customer officer and held positions of senior vice president of PBG North America and chief customer officer of PBG North America, a subsidiary of Pepsi Bottling Group. Brent led PBG's selling organization in the U.S. and Canada and acted as vice president of retail sales for the Southeast Business Unit of Pepsi Bottling Group.

Brent joined Pepsi-Cola North America in 1982 and held a number of field sales and general management positions. He was general manager of the Capital Market Unit of Pepsi-Cola North America and vice president of customer development of the Great West Market Unit of PBG. Additionally, he held the position of vice president of food service at PBG's Southeast Business Unit and was its vice president of retail sales.

Brent graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas.

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