The newly created position will oversee traditional dining services for corporate accounts, as well as vending nationwide. Bickford first graduated from the European Master Chef Apprenticeship Program, and then attended Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and Babson College's Executive Education Program for Corporate Entrepreneurship. Bickford joined Sodexo in 1985, and most recently served as eastern division vice president for Corporate Services.
“Mark and his team are poised to drive growth in the Corporate Services market, as well as continue to increase operational efficiencies that provide value to our clients,” Michael Norris, COO and market president, said in a press release. “I am confident that his strong track record and personal commitment to serving our clients will lead progress and better align the organization with our strategic goals.”