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Mara Whitesell Division President

Mara Whitesell is the division president overseeing business across the south and midwest. Following her successful tenure as a dynamic leader with Compass Group for 15 years, including her time as Compass’ Strategic Projects director, she joined Morrison in May of 2021 as regional vice president. Mara, a registered dietitian by trade, has significant and successful experience in operational, sales, clinical and corporate support roles in the hospitality and food service industry, as well as multiunit management.

Mara leads her team from Maryland, where she lives with her husband and two young boys. Mara’s deep experience, leadership skills, and nutritional expertise have strengthened our teams and helped to drive strong operational outcomes within her span of control.