Lynn McKee to retire from Aramark after 42 years of service

McKee has held several key HR positions at the company, including her current role as executive vice president of human resources.
Lynn McKee and Abigail Charpentier
Lynn McKee and Abigail Charpentier. / Photo courtesy of Aramark.

Lynn McKee, executive vice president of human resources at Aramark, will retire after 42 years at the company. She will retire at the end of this month.

McKee started her career at Aramark in 1980 as a human resources manager for the company’s operations at the Philadelphia International Airport. She then held several key HR positions, including director of employee relations and vice president of executive development and compensation. She was named to her current role in 2004.

“Among her many accomplishments are the crucial roles she played in Aramark’s two IPOs and the LBO and leading the HR-related efforts through our planned spin of the Uniform business,” said John Zillmer, CEO of Aramark, in a statement, “Most notably, Lynn’s insights, expertise and her deep understanding of the business were front and center during some of the company’s most defining times, including navigating through the tragedy of 9/11, and more recently, through Covid, and everything that changed for our teams during those times.”

McKee will join the board of directors of Aramark Uniform Services, the company said in a statement.

Abigail Charpentier has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer, effective Jan. 1. Charpentier joined Aramark in the management training program in 1995. She held a variety of HR and operational positions until 2018, when she briefly left the company. She returned in 2021 as senior vice president for HR and diversity for the company’s U.S Food and Facilities businesses.

“Abigail’s deep HR experience, operational knowledge and ability to lead transformation are most notable among her many talents,” said Zillmer. “Her roles working with Aramark’s operations have enabled her to shape strategy and practice to enable the company’s business objectives. She will surely be an asset to the leadership team.”



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