Joan Rector McGlockton serves as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Sodexo, Inc. She oversees corporate affairs, corporate governance, government affairs, and law department operations. As a member of the Company’s senior leadership team, she has also advised business operations on a wide range of matters focused on commercial contracts, public policy, and corporate social responsibility. Joan joined Sodexo in 1998, following a long career at Marriott Corporation where she served as Corporate Secretary. From 2010 to 2016, Joan was the Vice President of Industry Affairs and Food Policy for the National Restaurant Association. While at the Association, she was the architect of the Association’s award-winning Kids LiveWell program to increase healthy meals for children in the nation’s restaurants. In this position, she also provided leadership and expertise on a wide spectrum of food policy issues, including food and healthy living.
Joan currently chairs the Board of Directors of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, of which she was a founding member, and sits on the Board of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and the Manna Food Bank. In the past, she served on the boards of the Maya Angelou Public Charter School and the American Dietetic Association Foundation.
Joan received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University in economics and a law degree from Harvard Law School.