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Aramark Awarded Management Contract For Lockheed Martin Center For Leadership Excellence

Philadelphia, PA (October 1, 2019) – Lockheed Martin announced today Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities and uniforms, has been selected to manage comprehensive hospitality services for Lockheed Martin’s Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE).

The CLE is a 300,000-square-foot conference center and lodging facility located adjacent to Lockheed Martin’s Corporate Headquarters in Bethesda, Md., that supports company training courses, business meetings and conferences. The center includes a 250-seat amphitheater, eight large training rooms, 18 conference rooms, two full service restaurants and a fitness center for employees.

“We’re excited to partner with Lockheed Martin and are honored to have been selected to manage the prestigious Center for Leadership Excellence,” said Bruce W. Fears, President of Aramark’s Leisure division. “We understand that the employees and guests of the CLE and corporate headquarters are Lockheed Martin’s most important resource and we look forward to providing outstanding services and experiences to everyone who utilizes these facilities.”

As the property’s operator, Aramark will provide a wide array of services, including:
• Front desk/concierge services
• Fine dining food services
• Catering
• Fitness center management
• Housekeeping
• Custodial services
• Conference planning
• Audio visual and IT support

Aramark, which will commence operations on January 1, 2020, manages 58 premier hotels, conference centers and corporate leadership sites across the country. As part of the agreement, Aramark will also oversee executive staff dining and catering operations at Lockheed Martin’s Corporate Headquarters.

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 with food, facilities, and uniform services. Because our culture is rooted in service, our employees strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. Aramark has been named to DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” list, the Forbes list of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity,” the HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” and scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at and connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.


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