US Foods Appoints Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion from Search by Hanold Associates

US Foods

CHICAGO (Oct. 28, 2020) — US Foods has appointed Lourdes Diaz as Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion based in the Greater Chicago area. Hanold Associates’ Katrina ProsperoSandra Peña and Jason Hanold led the search.

Lourdes Diaz comes to US Foods from Sodexo where she was Global Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Diversity & Inclusion. At US Foods, Ms. Diaz will be responsible for leading the design and execution of US Foods’ company-wide D&I strategy. Reporting to Senior Vice President of Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness Alyson Margulies, she will work to enhance and implement a three-year roadmap to deliver programs, solutions and connections to enable a more engaged workforce, leveraging D&I to create a culture of inclusion and belonging.

“Lourdes embodies everything the D&I function stands for,” said Katrina Prospero, Hanold Partner. “She will be an advocate for all employees within US Foods and will make an immediate impact in partnership with the rest of the talent team!”

Headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, and generating more than $25.9 billion in annual revenue, US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading food service distributor. It markets and distributes fresh, frozen and dry food and non-food products to food service customers throughout the United States. The company’s customers include independently owned single- and multi-unit restaurants, regional concepts, national restaurant chains, hospitals, nursing homes, hotels and motels, country clubs, government and military organizations, colleges and universities and retail locations.

US Foods partners with approximately 300,000 restaurants and food service operators to help their businesses succeed, providing approximately 400,000 fresh, frozen and dry food stock-keeping units (SKUs) as well as non-food items, sourced from over 6,000 suppliers. With over 28,000 associates, more than 70 locations and a fleet of approximately 7,000 trucks, US Foods provides its customers with broad and innovative food offerings and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions.

About Hanold Associates

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search is a retained boutique executive search firm focused on HR and Diversity & Inclusion Officers and Board Directors. Our client list is diverse across industries, geographies and business scenarios, and culture is at the core of everything we do. Our clients include the National Football League, Zoom, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, The New York Times, Tom Brady’s TB12, Kohler, REI, Live Nation Entertainment, Dick’s Sporting Goods, McDonald’s, Major League Baseball, Kellogg, Apollo, Big Ten Conference, Blackstone, TPG, L Catterton, Northwestern University, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, SC Johnson, eBay, Moderna, Hillrom, Great Place To Work, Fossil, Vail Resorts, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Wikimedia, ClubCorp, Nike, Abercrombie & Fitch, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Ford Motor Company, among others.