Carol Alesso is one of Sodexo’s Division West’s Regional Vice Presidents of Operations, covering Southern California. Through her team of District Managers and Support Managers, she is responsible for implementing Sodexo’s portfolio of services, and ensuring that client needs are being met.
She uses her skills at managing program quality and standards, client satisfaction, human capital, training and financial results to meet and exceed customer expectations.
In her early career, Carol worked through a variety of management positions in food service in the New York City area. She worked her way up from an entry level management position in 1981 to the director of patient services at a 1,100-bed NYC medical center, with extensive experience in all areas of food service management, and with extensive union negotiation involvement.
Carol joined the former Marriott Management Services in 1987, and worked her way up quickly to a Department Director’s position in early 1988, at a large acute care medical center in southern California. She then achieved the Southern California Marketing Manager’s position in 1990, supporting the marketing programs in all of Marriott’s Southern California health care accounts. In 1993, Carol was promoted to District Manager and had operational responsibility for the supervision of 19 services at 11 locations throughout southern California and Las Vegas.
Carol then was promoted the Regional Vice President Operations position in 2001. She works directly with the Support Managers and District Managers in the West to assist clients in the start-up phase and with special needs as they occur once the account is operational.
Carol received her BA degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, with a minor in Business Administration, from Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. She continued her education further, and received her MA degree in Clinical Nutrition and Food Service Management from California State University, Long Beach.