Board of Advocates
Belinda Oakley is the Chief Executive Officer for Sodexo Live! North America where she leads 20,000+ team members at more than 150 partner venues throughout the U.S. and Canada, including stadiums, convention and conference centers, museums, zoos, aquariums, ski areas, and more.
A proven international business leader with two decades of foodservice management experience, Belinda has a track record of successfully leading enterprise growth strategies through operational excellence, innovation and the development of high performing teams. Her background in food service operations leadership spans multiple countries including the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.
She’s held executive roles in franchised retail, quick-service restaurants and the corporate services sector for companies including Famous Brands International (Mrs. Field and TCBY), Brumby’s Bakeries and Benugo. Prior to joining Sodexo Live! in January 2023, she was the CEO of Chartwells K12 School Dining, leading 16,000 associates in 4,400 schools across the U.S.. Today, she is a member of the Sodexo Live! Global Executive Committee where she works in tandem with Sodexo Live!’s international teams to ensure growth, collaboration and new levels of success.