Belinda Oakley is CEO of Chartwells K12, an industry leader that includes 14,000 associates in more than 4,000 schools, ranging from large public institutions to small charter schools. Belinda recognizes the critical role the organization plays in serving nutritious food that students crave so they can thrive in school and throughout their lives. Her forward-thinking leadership style has led to many customer-centric and community-minded innovations. With nearly two decades of foodservice operations experience, Belinda has gained valuable insights from her roles in franchised and company-owned retail operations, quick serve restaurants and foodservice management. Most recently, Belinda served as Executive Vice President of Chartwells Higher Education. Belinda graduated from the University of Denver Executive MBA program with Honors. A native Australian, Belinda is married and the proud mother of a young daughter.
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